I arrived at the reserve this morning to receding mist, a hard frost and blue skies and sunshine, all combining to make quite a stunning morning.
This is only a brief post in order to show the geese there this morning, sitting in the frost marsh. These photos were only taken with my bog-standard Fuji so don't expect photographer speak about ISO's and could do better's, although the birds lets me get to almost 100yds of them, these are the best my camera does. I should also add that the birds were still there undisturbed when I moved away.
Below you can see the frosty scene that met me as I arrived.
The geese were all together as one flock and comprised c.130 Greylags and 72 White-fronts. Below are all Greylags.
Here you can see a couple of Greylags and the rest Whitefronts, showing the difference in size.
These two photos are all Whitefronts, they are surprisingly tame for wild birds.