Did you see the geese flying over our coastline today?
Thousands of migrating geese were spotted today in flight over the Bridlington coastline.
Aled Jones, who captured these stunning images, said “It’s largest skein of geese ever seen, there were so many birds their wing beats resembled the sound made by a swarm of insects.”
Tony Hood from the Flamborough Bird observatory told the Echo: “These are Pink-footed geese, they migrate from Iceland and Svalbard into Europe to escape the severe winters there. Several hundred thousand winter in the U.K. especially in Scotland and Norfolk, this year has seen many more overwintering in East Yorkshire with over 40000 on the Humber. Large numbers have also been seen roosting at Hornsea mere then flying out to fields as far north as the wolds to feed.”
Please let us know in the comments if you saw or heard the geese, or managed to get a photo graph.