Icelandic Invaders

Unless you have had your eyes to the ground in recent weeks, you will have seen the distinctive ‘V’ formations of migrating geese in the skies.

The pink-footed geese, in their tens of thousands migrate from Iceland and Greenland each year for the milder climate of East Anglia.  While the birds are not especially pretty on an individual basis, seeing a whole flock at take-off, or flying in multiple ‘V’ formations is certainly a seasonal spectacle that is worth seeking out.

Great places to see them up close at the moment include Pensthorpe (see the floodlit feeds from the comfort of the heated hides!) and Holkham.