The Pink-footed Pound


Photo: Pink-footed Geese in Lancashire (Tony Disley Wildlife Artist)

How a species of goose, one of the stars of the film “The Big Year”, that migrates to the North for the winter, is contributing to the economy

Movie enthusiasts might recall the sight of a Pink-footed Goose on a lake on a mountain-top as a pivotal scene in the US birding comedy film “The Big Year” with Steve Martin, Jack Black & Owen Wilson

A Pink-footed Goose revolution is happening in the North-West with record numbers of birds during the winter of 2014/15 attracting record numbers of visitors to the region to witness the spectacular sight

In October, Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve in Lancashire saw counts of up to 45,800 birds arriving from their breeding grounds on Spitsbergen (Norway), Iceland and Greenland, and more than 16,000 birds were counted on The Fylde, at Pilling Marsh

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