I was shooting some twilight images in the south of Fuerteventura last week and was surprised to see a flight of 4 geese flying past in usual formation. I have lived here for over 18 years and never witnessed such a thing.
I have no idea what particular species they were. Are geese normally found this far south ?
Slight TD, but I was out on my terrace well after darkness had arrived last week, something very large flew past in the dark. Not a bat (we have large ones here but this was far larger) and not the Italian bruixa down the road as not on the ILS path to her house. I conjecture it was goose-size. But in the dark ?
There be stranger things out there, than we can imagine.
Often hear Geese honking overhead in the dark,for some reason the sound frightens the life out of me dog,they are heading for me park lake I think,very popular with Canada Geese is me Park Lake,so they definitly dont mind flying at night.
No, no, no, the 114 goes from Ruislip to Harrow and then on to Mill Hill. It doesn't fly and it can't fly. And if you got on it to go to lhr, just get off as you are on the wrong bus. Try the 140 next time.
Well, round here the geese are a bit indecisive...
Last wednesday they were all flying south(ish) then on thursday they were back flying north(ish) on friday they came in low out of the sun flying east(ish) They seem to have taken a day off on saturday on sunday they were headed west(ish) haven't seen them today.
The Canaries are at the western fringe of the East Atlantic Flyway, one of the major migratory routes for birds. Some ducks to over-winter in west Africa, not sure about geese though - most tend to winter in more temperate climes in Europe. Its possible the ones you saw may have over-shot their destination, or perhaps escapees from a local aviculturalist?
If you could be more specific with the description and perhaps post a sound recording of you doing an impression of its call, I'll attempt an ID...