A Red-breasted Goose in a mixed flock of Brent and Barnacle Geese in the frost
The past weeks have been really cold in the Netherlands with temperatures below 0 also during the day. Even though there wasn’t any snow most of the Netherlands was still white as it was covered in frost. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take pictures until the last day of the year.
On Schiermonnikoog it was quite foggy, which gave together with the frost a really nice impression. There were many flocks of Barnacle and Brent Geese on the island. Pictures of groups like that are almost black and white, except when there is a Red-breasted Goose in between them to brighten up the picture. Red-breasted Geese can be notorious difficult to find, however this one somehow showed up easily every time.
A flock of Barnacle Geese in a frost covered farmland