The grey geese are back, grazing the parks that run down to the shore. From now until mid April, when they head North, they'll be gorging on spring grass. Its not as bad here as on Islay where tens of thousands of geese overwinter on the RSPB reserves.
It has been estimated that goose grazing can reduce the amount of early grass for ewes and lambs by up to 60% and hay and silage yields by up to 20%. (Daw, The effects of goose grazing on Scottish agriculture, 2000.)
The geese don't have the impact here that they have on Islay but its still worth scaring them away.