Monday 19th September comments: The autumn is officially here. For many birdwatchers the sight and sound of the arrival of Pink-footed Geese from their northern breeding grounds marks the arrival of autumn.
Hundreds of thousands of Pink-footed Geese winter in the UK and at this time of year can be seen arriving from their breeding grounds in the high arctic tundra. Today marked the first arrival as several skeins totalling 493 moved west across the island and over the next few weeks many more will follow.
It’s that time of year again and soon we’ll be welcoming the northern Thrushes (Fieldfare and Redwings) back for the winter. Migration is a wonderful thing and it’s great to see it in action out on the Isle of May.