Not quite a goose loose, just a wild goose chase! Numbers of geese at Saltholme are ever increasing, and the hundred-strong groups of Canada geese and greylay geese were joined by over 40 barnacle geese and two elusive european white-fronted geese.
An exciting start to the day was had by most of us in the visitor centre, as a barn owl popped its head out of the nest box by the lake. It seems as though the box is now being used regularly as a roosting spot.
On Back Saltholme and Saltholme West, 8 goldeneyes were diving surrounded large numbers of shovelers, teals, gadwalls, pochards, tufted ducks and pintails.
One adult and one juvenile stonechat were seen along the Dragonfly Path.
Just before 2pm, a peregrine stooped over the main lake, right in front of the visitor centre and an hour later a merlin was seen at Saltholme Pools Hide.
Bye for now,