Goosey Goosey Gander

Easily within a stride out of our home was this splendid drake Goosander.

I used to live in Priory Cottage, not but a stones-throw from where the bird had chosen to settle over the last week or so. So the pond was a regular place for me to visit when I first moved up to the coast. It had held Kingfisher, Otter and even a Goosander or two in the past. The pond itself was the fish pond for the now ruined priory and supplied the carp for the monks. Something that perhaps wasn’t lost on its newest resident.

2 Responses to “Goosey Goosey Gander”

  1. 1 John Owen
    Feb 13, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Carl – a neighbor came to my door today (he knows I’m a birder) and said this: that he’d seen a definite owl, it flew across quite close to him; was much larger than a barn owl, bright white and with a black speckled back. Are you aware of any snowy reports in Norfolk? G & I have spent some time looking this afternoon without any luck!

    Leziate PE32.

    Happy Anniversary to you both for tomorrow.

    John & Georgina x

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Feb 13, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you John. No snows reported in Norfolk but not at all impossible. Presumably he walked so not far from where you live. I would have thought any of the farms nearby would have been a good bet (hay bales/sugar beet piles … anywhere with rats)

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