This seemed very interesting but I just discovered on Twitter some even more amazing pictures. A group of 6 Bean Geese (probably a family group) were on an oil rig 100 miles East of Wick right in the NE corner of Scotland) yesterday. I'm not sure whether they are Tundra or Taiga Bean Geese (the one I link to below looks like a classic Taiga to me but another picture shows birds looking like Tundra) but if they are Taiga then there must be a good chance that they are part of the same population as there are not so many Taiga Beans around and the research shows them to be very loyal to the same sites and migration routes. Maybe this family were migrating late due to a weak or injured youngsterand hit bad weather which knocked them off course?
#beangeese RT @mrkjduffy: this one was totally exhausted but perked up. the rest waited till 5pm then left it behind pic.twitter.com/2XTvaOAMMx
— Mike Buckley (@bucko41) November 17, 2014
Here is also a blog entry of another 3 Beans (these ones seemingly rossicus) landing on a boat east of Aberdeen. Clearly something strange going on.