There are regularly up to 50,000 Red-breasted Geese, 250 White-fronted Geese and a few Lesser White-fronted Geese in the north coast regions of Bulgaria in winter. This winter has been so mild that the b#####ds have not flown this far south . All we had was a few White-fronts flying around (pics 1 and 2).
Back up plan,, to this mammoth feat of actually missing an entire world population of birds, was the large gulls so we headed back to Varna hot springs for some head scrathing larid action. http://peteralfrey.blogspot.com/
PS. To be fair on the geese- December is a bit early for them- the large flocks are guaranteed in January/early Feb.