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RE: attracting birds into your garden
Hi Pete and welcome to the forum. It sounds like you're doing all the right things. It does sometimes take a bit of time for birds to recognise a new source of feeding and to add it to their regular
RE: Bird watching is somehow interesting
I visited Bang Lang stork garden in Mekong Delta Vietnam where has hundreds species of birds
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Canada and Cackling Goose ID Quiz
Expect the unexpected, they say. This could be sound advice indeed when it comes to goose-watching this winter, because flocks of commoner species frequently attract rarer hangers-on. The trouble is you just don’t know where, when or what you might find – like this stand-out bird (centre) in a flock of wintering Barnacle Geese, photographed one winter in south-west Scotland.
Scanning any goose gathering could conceivably produce such a find, but it’s not much of a reward for your efforts if you can’t identify it. In such a real-life scenario, you’d have to trawl the recesses of your field mark-filled mind, carefully assessing size, shape and coloration to reach a verdict. Here, though, the task is a little easier – simply go through Keith Vinicombe’s advice-packed guide in the January issue of Birdwatch, review the photos and captions and let us know your conclusion.