Michaela Strachan writes…

‘A gaggle of pale bellied brent geese
Arrive in Autumn around our coast
Strangford Lough in Ireland
Is where we get the most.

1000s of them arrive to feed
Before they’re on their way again
Migrating from arctic Canada
Heading into Ireland, England, France or Spain

It’s black and white noisy mayhem
As they stop to rest and eat,
They came for the tasty eelgrass
It’s a migrating brent goose treat.

They winter here till April.
It’s a wildlife spectacle for sure,
From the Arctic to Europe they fly
3000km or maybe more.’

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