Folklore on Wildfowl?
Hey all. Appologies for my sustained absenses from the site, but I'm hopefully about to make up for it with a headscratcher:
I'm doing work on Fife Coastal Path- namely the interpretations boards, and I'm looking for something different, and quite unique to my interestes in folklore. Basically I'm looking for any info on wildfowl. I'm confident I've found enough on waders, but something on a few species of ducks and geese that frequent a couple of the areas that the boards will be going into is what I'm really after. Here's a list of some of the more abundant dudes:
There are eiders, but I've got osme nice stuff on them, such as sustainable harvests of the down that the females moult during the breeding sseason, usualyl done in Scandinavia, but probably done here until we moved away from using down. Also as i understand it eiders were the first birds to be given protected status, by St Cuthbert, although I need to look more into this.
I'm familiar with the barnicle goose/goose barnicle thing, but barney geese only really fly over, if at all, when migrating and I don't know if we get that specific species of barnicle.
Any help and info would be greatly appreciated! Even if ye dinnae ken, if you know somebody who might then please feel free to let them know :)