As the nights are drawing in, the Pink-footed Geese are really starting to build up in number. For the last two days, there have been large skeins of geese constantly flying over the centre. A strong visual and audible reminder that Autumn is well and truly here.
The Rangers were out with a couple of eager volunteers this morning to count exactly how many Pink-footed Geese there are now on the Basin. The Pink-footed Goose count now stands at 38,685. An astonishing number to attempt to count but by no means the largest count to date. On the 8th of October last year, 46,769 were counted on the Basin.
So hopefully this number will only continue to increase as we look forward to our next Goose related public events.
Have you ever wanted to see the Geese fly into the Basin while watching the sun go down? This Sunday 5th October is our Pink Sunset event. Come and join the Ranger for the opportunity to see the geese in a different light, followed by hot soup and a roll. Interested? Call the Montrose Basin Visitor Centre for more details and to book your place. 01674 676336
If a Pink Sunset is not for you then why not come along with the kids to our Awesome Autumn fun days on Wednesday the 8th & 15th of October. Lots of seasonal crafts and kids activities, 10:30 – 12:00.
Emma Castle-Smith – Visitor Centre Assistant Manager.