Not at all surprising, considering the weather we've been having over here (23 cm snow on the ground yesterday, with more last night - haven't measured today's yet!). There'll probably be more yet to be found.
Edit: not good for Lapwings!
Last edited by MichaelF; November 29th, 2010 at 10:31 AM.
I also got an email in the last few days informing me of a Scottish-ringed BARNACLE GOOSE on the Eastern Seaboard......
Interesting. Here's a unique photo in the States of these 2 species side by side by Nick BonomoI also got an email in the last few days informing me of a Scottish-ringed BARNACLE GOOSE on the Eastern Seaboard......
That was certainly not the first wild Canada Goose recorded in Britain or Ireland just simply the first proven. They have been appearing on Islay on virtually an annual basis since as long as I can remember
Looks like the Islay bird has become quite confiding! Without a ring and its provenance might have been rightly questioned (although Mike F posted a similar experience with a wild Barnacle: http://www.surfbirds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4288)
Direct link to photo by Mark Szantyr.