… in skeins of pink-footed geese

Published on 05 Oct 2016

At last, I saw hundreds and hundreds of the pink-footed geese flying in skeins of wonderful formation. I heard them too. They are the harbingers of autumn, my favourite season, and I eagerly await this fantastic experience every year. 

They flew over at 7 o’clock this morning, and then again this evening as the sky was reddening with the sinking sun. They were returning to Martin Mere, the Wetland Nature Reserve located here in the North West. More than 30,000 geese are expected to arrive.

‘The world is charged with the glory of God …
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him!’