17 October 2018

More geese this morning. Lots more. Another large formation heading east, following the Calder Valley. Little more than dots, they were so high. I’m always astonished how far the calls of flying geese travel.

I reckoned there to be around 300 to 400 birds. To check, I grabbed a photo on my phone and later counted the dots: 369, give or take. My skill at estimating flock sizes is evidently superior to my skill at identifying species of geese at altitude.

By Richard Carter

Richard Carter is a writer and photo­grapher living in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Website · Facebook · Twitter · Newsletter · Book

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