Skeins of Geese following the coast to Wales
These wonderful birds are very vocal and not in the least bit shy when they see someone they suspect will have a bag of seed with them. They will happily eat from your hand. Nene geese are natives of Hawaii They are an endangered species. The ones here are a pair of captive geese roaming free at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Martin Mere.
I did see at least one other – altogether quieter, much, much bigger and made entirely out of Lego – over 10,000 bricks of Lego!
Hunted to near extinction, the Nene goose is the world’s rarest goose. Breeding pairs were successfully introduced into the Wetland and Wildfowl Trust Centre at Slimbridge in the UK by Sir Peter Scott. The photo was taken today at the WWT centre in Lancashire at Martin Mere. They are very used to people and will happily feed from your hand.