Two Snow Geese dropped into the Bay on 27 March. They were seen on the salt marsh at the southern end along with about 2300 Pink-foot Geese and one Barnacle Goose. They stayed around for much of the day before departing west. They may be the same birds that were recently sighted in the Inverness area.
Both birds whilst on the ground appeared to be of the “blue morph” variety with relatively dark plumage below white heads and necks. However, once they were airborne one of them showed extensive areas of white on the body indicating an intermediate form between a blue and white morph.
Snow Geese are only very occasional visitors to the bay and are often mixed in with the Pink-footed Geese. One of the last sightings had been a “white morph” variety in October 2015.