As we hail the coming of spring –always welcome and never too early for our liking- we also say goodbye to our wintering flocks of migrant birds.
We especially hail and bid farewell to our Greenland White-fronted Geese. Warm winds from the south carry them northward and many have already gone. By early April, they will probably all have departed on their 15 to 20 hour flight to Iceland. They will burn off weeks’ worth of accumulated fat only to fatten up again and take off for their summer breeding grounds on the far side of Greenland. Then, the land will be truly green and the Geese can nest and rear their young through the summer.
Come and see them before they go. There is a guided tour every weekday at 3 and binoculars are available to borrow on request any time at reception.