I confirmed the presence of at least 152 Beans (which is probably just a more accurate count rather than a real increase from yesterday) plus 3 Pink feet although there could have been more. I again heard but did not see a Crane and a lively flock of 60 Whooper was on the same fields.
Wood Pigeons were more conspicuous today with small groups heading north.
The valley in Aurskog Høland held a couple of Lapwing today but still no waterfowl or Cranes. Maridalen however did have something new with the pair of Whooper Swans back on a small area of open water.
|my first Woodlark (trelerke) of the year at the only known breeding site in Akershus|
|This Lapwing (vipe) showed very well. Note the colours on the wing - like an oil sheen on water|
|this Willow Tit (granmeis) was singing at the Woodlark site|
|as was this Yellowhammer (gulspurv)|
|and close by a moose nonchalantly crossed the road|
|there was a lot of movement by the Bean Geese but always within the same field and in two hours of waiting they did not fly down to the river which would have allowed me to make an accurate count|
|here a single Pink-footed Goose (kortnebbgås) with two Beans. The differences in structure, size, bill colour and more subtle plumage differences can be seen|
|and here another two Pink-foots together with 7P|
|here a Pink-foot is flying together with 3 Beans including 10|
|in flight the orange legs can be very obvious|
|here is 10 gain in flight with his green leg ring visisble|
|60 odd Whooper Swans were on the same field|
|although the field looks flat there is a large depression that runs across the middle of it where many geese were feeding out of sight|