Yesterday was the last day of our 'Date With Nature' event, watching the dark-bellied brent geese at Leigh-on-Sea. During the 19 days we spent on Victoria Wharf, we would like to thank the 1800 visitors who came along and spent time with us watching this annual spectacle. And a special Thank You to our wonderful team of volunteers, without their time and dedication this event would not happen, THANK YOU ALL.
Our geese this year have had a good breeding season, with almost 25% of the group being juveniles, this compares to around just 5% in recent years. The juveniles can be distinguished from adult birds by their pale feather edging showing as narrow pale bars across their back and the lack of a pale neck collar. The geese will still be present and showing well into December, why not pop along and see if you can pick out the juveniles!