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ID geese in flight from call, Chester UK (1 Viewer)


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Another Goose question!!!

Now we are back in the season of goose fly-overs, I get frustrated that I cant id the big flocks that fly over us most days. Generally in the morning they are heading south-ish and in the evening some fly back northwest-ish, maybe back to the dee estuary where I know there are loads of Canada and pinkfoots at the moment.

I've tried listening to the flight calls on xc, but struggle to pin them down.

The attached is a converted mp3 file of this morning's skein of 300ish which were flying towards Wrexham (are Wrexham playing at home today??)

Anyway, I think they are pinkfeet, can anyone confirm? And does anyone have any useful tips on identifying these flocks?



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Andy Hurley

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These sound more like Greylag to me. Not as harsh as the Pinkfeet on XC. I have notoriously bad hearing though, so I'd wait for others.
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