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Barnacle Geese, Ynys Hir

Subzero this afternoon but good light, pouring up the dyfi from the sea. This was the first time I have seen the Barnacle geese here in any large number, about 250 touched down as I walked towards the breakwater. They soon split into smaller groups but moved mainly in the same direction grazing frantically and rarely still. For a few minutes the late winter sun floods the estuary with golden light each evening.
Looking through the scope brought the far bank of the river with the shale railway embankment nearer making for a quite interesting landscape along with the dry creeks breaking up the overpowering (in paint) green.
Chris Wallbank