Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tjeldstø 23 Feb 2006 - More geese

Superb weather again, the rise in temperature thawed part of Husvatnet at Tjeldstø and attracted a mixed flock of geese that frantically washed and preened in the open water. Two Bean Geese sædgås, at least one of which showed characteristics of Tundra Bean Goose, three White-fronts tundragås and two Greylags grågås were present.

A White-tailed Eagle havørn was probably the cause of concern / panic among the gulls and crows.

Of little or no birding interest, but a curiosity for passers by, were two Muscovy duck near Alvheim. This is a species I have seen before in Øygarden, the last time being at Herdlevær.

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