Light-bellied Brent Geese, Wexford, November 2017

The video below shows Light-bellied Brent Geese in the ‘Wexford Slobs & Harbour SPA’ during late-November 2017. These are winter migrants from Arctic Canada.

They undertake an incredible and perilous migration to reach here; across the Greenland ice-cap, staging in Greenland/Iceland, before braving the North Atlantic to Ireland. They are small birds (<2kgs) – only as large as a mallard!

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