The girls wanted to ride around Fornebu today and see the pretty goose so it gave us a chance to put all our field skills to the test. We applied camouflage make-up and belly crawled our way through hundreds of metres of marsh to manage this just about acceptable documentation photo.
|a good mystery bird photo|
The bird seemed to appreciate the efforts we went through to admire it though and soon gave us the nod and posed for portrait photos and family pictures .......
A nice bird but I would rate the chances of it being accepted as anything other than an escape as the same as the chances of Norway winning this year’s European Football Championships ;-)
|It is a pretty smart bird though! Red Breased Goose (Rødhalsgås) with Barnacle Goose (hvitkinngås)|
Årnestangen seemed to be the place to be again today with a Caspian Tern(rovterne) as reward for those looking (unsuccessfully) for yesterdays Little Tern (dvergterne). Down at Øra there is now a male American Wigeon (amerikablesand). Hopefully these will hang around for a bit.
|I guess this Black-headed Gull (hettemåke) proves that just because a bird is tame it can still be wild.....|