Decided yesterday that it was much too sunny to sit and watch empty feeders in the garden (empty of birds not food!), so a trip to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve was called for.
Plenty of White-Fronted Geese (or Lesser White-Fronted?) were there, about a hundred or so have arrived so far with thousands more expected over the next few weeks.
I’ve never really been into wildfowl that much but I must admit the colourings of their feathers are beautiful (I am now a fan of Barnacle Geese).
This one wondered what feathers tasted like….
We wandered around for a few hours soaking up the autumnal sun, saw a Rook trying to be a weather vane!
Then we headed down on to the beach which is literally a carpet of Mussels – I have never seen so many! No wonder the Oyster Catchers were plentiful.
On the way back home, we called in at Blackditch and watched a Kestrel hovering over the field in front of the hide for about 10 minutes, so all in all, it was a very enjoyable day out.
Came back home to see the ever loyal Coal Tit visiting the nut feeder before dark. – judging by the amount of seed still in the feeder, it looks like he may have been the only visitor all day!