The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131922   Message #4187574
Posted By: Thompson
17-Sep-23 - 04:13 AM
Thread Name: BS: Signs of Autumn
Subject: RE: BS: Signs of Autumn
Usually at this time I hear the wild geese flying over, gossiping high above as they go. Dark-bellied Brent Geese come from Russia and mostly visit the south, or travel on to England. Light-bellied Brent Geese come to Ireland from Canada.
On a biosphere tour of Dublin Bay a few months back some goosists were saying they were deeply worried that climate-change-caused sea rises may wipe out the coastal salt marshes which are these beautiful birds' only food.
I haven't heard the geese yet - maybe because I've been ill and so indoors, or maybe they're just flying a little late this year. I keep going hopefully to the local park where they stop for a rest after their 7,000km flight before heading on to the coast.