The 'taiga' bean geese have returned to Buckenham Marshes.

Sunday afternoon saw the first returning four birds, by lunchtime on Monday there were 8 and on Monday afternoon 16 were reported.

The birds are usually seen feeding in the ditch edges around the centre of the reserve, viewable from the footpath towards the hide or the mill.

The flock is usually on its own, but at times they can mingle into the white fronted goose flock or pink footed goose flock, they often stand out due to their bright orange legs, long orange bill and somewhat large appearance overall.

Hopefully the flock will increase with the coming poor weather.

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