Saturday, 15 September 2007

Tracking a Snow Goose

The above map shows the various times at which a Snow Goose was today tracked migrating south with Pink-footed Geese from Filey Brigg in North Yorkshire to Holkham NNR in north Norfolk. Being a distinctive white morph adult, the bird was easily picked up by seawatchers on the east coast, and it's quite interesting to see just how long it takes a migrating goose to cover such distances. As the goose flew, this bird covered approximately 100 miles in 4 hours, thus flying at what would appear to be a rather leisurely 25mph.