Occasionally we get the odd Greylag Goose paying a visit to Doctors Pond and this chap was a fine specimen, strutting his stuff amongst the squabbling ducks and Canada Geese. Sad to report that we are down to 4 ducklings now from the original 7.
There used to be a swan sanctuary in Mistley so you always get a large selection of swans marching around on the road side but it was these greylag geese (Anser anser) that I particularly enjoyed this lunchtime.
If you’ve ever been to Great Dunmow you’ll know that, on Doctors Pond, we don’t only have ducks, but also a flock of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis). This lot make a real racket, honking away, and they do like a good hissing fight!
This shot was taken back in the beginning of February first thing in the morning, and it was cold!