Fabulous Gift for Your Kid

This 3-wheel scaled-down motorcycle features a fancy style of realistic appearance and can make your little one’s hand-eye coordination, confidence and courage be enormously improved during simulated racing riding experience.

Better Safety & Control

By controlling the switch pedal on the right footrest, this toy motorcycle can go forward and backward while turning left and right. The wheels can be quickly and smoothly stopped without any delay due to the brakes controlled by advanced electronic braking system.

Sturdy Bodywork

Due to the premium plastic material, the body of this ride-on motorcycle is uneasy to break even under the impact of high speed. So your kid can spare no effort in riding it.


Good Reliability

The brakes are controlled by the electronic braking system, so this toy will have a soft starting as well as a smooth stop, making your kid feel safe and relaxed. And the battery is also reliable for its large capacity and electric charging protection.



The Pink-Footed Goose is the most common type of Goose in Svalbard. It has a short bill, that is bright pink in the middle with a black base and tip, and pink feet. The body is mid-grey-brown, the head and neck a richer, darker brown, the rump and vent white, and the tail grey with a broad white tip. The upper wing coverts are pale bluish-grey, and the flight feathers are blackish-grey in color.


Pink-Footed Geese breed in eastern Greenland, Iceland, and Svalbard and migrate to spend winter in northwest Europe, especially Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and western Denmark. They breed on cliffs, rocky outcrops, riverbanks near vegetation in open arctic tundra and also on islets in lakes. Outside of the breeding season, Pink-Footed Geese can be found in estuaries, wet meadows, saltmarshes, mudflats, near seas or lakes and on flat agricultural land.


Pink-Footed Geese are herbivores (folivores, graminivores). In summer, they feed on a wide range of tundra plants, both on land and in water; this includes stems, sedges, mosses, roots and also berries. In winter, they graze primarily on oilseed rape, sugar beet, potato, and various grasses.


Habits and Lifestyle

Pink-Footed Geese are gregarious birds. They feed, nest and molt in large colonies. They are active during the day, spending most of the time foraging and at night birds roost in water. Before migration, Pink-Footed Geese undergo a flightless molting period that lasts around a month; during this time, birds remain close to open water. After molting, they migrate to the wintering grounds. Southbound migration takes place from mid-September to early October, and northbound migration occurs from mid-April to early May. Pink-Footed Geese are highly vocal birds; they produce a medley of high-pitched honking calls, being particularly vocal in flight.

Mating Habits

Pink-Footed Geese are monogamous breeders and pairs mate for life. They breed in loose colonies or in pairs. These birds often nest on cliffs close to glaciers to provide protection from predators (mainly Arctic fox) and also on islets in lakes. Nests are scrapes on the ground lined with plants and down. Females lay up to six eggs in early to mid-May in Iceland or late May in Svalbard. The incubation lasts 26-27 days done by the female; during this time, the male stays nearby guarding her and the nest. The goslings hatch precocial and are able to accompany their parents on foot to the nearest lake soon after hatching. They fledge after about 56 days and become reproductively mature at 3 years of age.

Nearly 40,000 Pink-Footed Geese Flock to Montrose Basin on Winter Migration but How Are They Counted?

Numbers of pink-footed geese touching down in Angus on their winter migration have hit almost 40,000. 

For the past month the amazing dawn and dusk spectacle of thousands of birds taking off and landing has had folk flocking to Montrose Basin.

The geese start arriving in mid-September from breeding grounds in Iceland and Greenland.
Numbers generally peak in mid-October.
And last weekend the goose count at the Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve was a huge 37,224.

Record total in 2016

The figure is some way shy of the reserve’s record tally of around 90,000 in 2016.
But Montrose Basin visitor centre assistant manager Joanna Peaker says the noisy V-shaped skeins have still proved a big draw with visitors.

“Our peak so far this year was 37,224 on Saturday,” said Joanna.
“Our volunteer goose counting team will be out again this Sunday for the Icelandic goose census.


Thousands of pink-footed geese taking off and landing at Montrose is a noisy spectacle.
“We have put on a number of events around the annual goose migration and they have all done really well.”
And this weekend is the last chance for visitors to enjoy late opening of the reserve visitor centre until 7pm.
There is also a Wild Geese and Other Tales event with local storyteller Cara Roberts on October 23.

In the next few weeks, many of the ‘pinkies’ will head further south to spend the winter months on the coastal flats of places such as Norfolk.
But up to 10,000 could stick around in Angus, wintering here before flying back north in early spring.

How do you tot up a flock of 30,000-plus?
“There are a couple different types of ‘goose count’ we do at Montrose Basin,” says Joanne.
“One is an estimate done by the ranger at dawn just before the geese take off for the day.
“Over the years he’s become very experienced in counting the geese and is able to look at a group and estimate the number based on the size.


Just one of the 35,000-plus pinkies which have visited Montrose this autumn.
“So he knows what a thousand geese looks like and he can multiply it up from there.
“The other way we do it is for our volunteer goose counters to go out and station themselves at their own part of the basin before sunrise and count them as they take off.
“They are counted as they fly over the counter’s zone – so it means they aren’t double counted.

“All the zones are then added up to give us the total and the accurate number such as this year’s 37,224 on Saturday.”

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