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Glacial Gaggle

Glacial Gaggle

I only had a short time in which to get out of the house today but I knew the best chance of spotting some wildlife in the Surrey snows would be near the canals in Pyrford and Ripley. What I wasn’t expecting was to see such a large gaggle (or gathering) or Canada Geese, ducks and a few Greylags not far from Pyrford Abbey. Lovely to watch despite the heavy snows soaking through my clothing 🙂

I made certain to put plenty of feed out for the garden birds too, to help them through the bitter weekend.

Winter in the UK is a great time for watching birds out at wetlands, in the garden or at a local RHS or National Trust Garden. There are many migratory species as well as native birds.

To learn more visit the RSPB at http://www.rspb.org.uk or follow the click-through link on the image to RSPB Love Nature on Facebook and sign up for The Big Garden Birdwatch 26th-27th January.