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 Post subject: Is It Goose Day Today?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:31 pm 
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I awoke today to loud honking noises and looked out to see a huge skein of about 150 geese flying south over Garstang. Then another, and another and so on. There must have been over a thousand. This afternoon, cycling over the Fylde, more large skeins flying south over Eagland Hill. They seemed to be coming from the east and then turned left over Eagland Hill to head south. Many landed in fields around there before taking off again and they were all white. Locals reckon they`re from Scandinavia/Russia but where are they heading to?


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 Post subject: Re: Is It Goose Day Today?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:37 pm 
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Phil,

Somebody's Christmas dinner, no doubt.

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 Post subject: Re: Is It Goose Day Today?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:02 pm 
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Phil,
The Ribble estuary is one of the main wintering grounds for geese in this country, which makes it hard work for the crews flying in and out of Warton this time of year.

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 Post subject: Re: Is It Goose Day Today?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:55 pm 
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Goose report. In the fields alongside the Cockerham - Pilling road there tens of thousands of brown geese. More than you could shake a stick at. Quite a few lambs on the Pilling to Eagland Hill road.


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 Post subject: Re: Is It Goose Day Today?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:04 pm 
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Phil,

Those lambs should be in the fields...or preferably on my dinner plate...rather than on the road. Perhaps they're fed up with the atrocious weather and have decided to migrate to Nateby. (Not exactly sunnier climes, I know, but they are sheep after all and, as such, a bit thick.)

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 Post subject: Re: Is It Goose Day Today?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:01 pm 
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The last week we`ve had huge numbers of geese honking their way over Garstang, always the same track and direction. Same days as last year - they`re certainly consistent. Surely they can`t all be male? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Is It Goose Day Today?
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We've had quite a few of them flying over Fleetwood recently too. And a couple of swans. They're probably all buggering off before Christmas.

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