Pink-footed Geese arrive on our shores in tens of thousand during September/October. At that time the Scottish population is perhaps more than half of the world population. They are easily identified by the pink legs and the bill which is only pink at the tip. As we move into winter many will go further south into England and Ireland. Due to hunting pressure they are shy birds, not easy to approach. This individual was resting amongst kelp on a beach. A dog walker flushed the bird which then walked to the sandy edge of the beach before flying thus affording me an opportunity for the picture.