In the afternoon I had a great nature experience with the family. Akerselva which is the small river that runs out of Maridalsvannet and through the city of Oslo has after years of releases of young fish a breeding population of Salmon. It is now possible to fish for them and watch them going up the salmon steps. The activity peaked about 10 days ago but we were lucky enough to see at least 10 large fish resting in the waters under a bridge and seeing some fish trying to leap up waterfall. With better planning next year I would imagine that some great views could be obtained of the salmon.
|a leaping Salmon|
|the Beans were in a depression close to the forest where the arrow is whilst Canada and Greylag geese were feeding close to the road in the right of the picture|
|from another angle the Beans can be seen in the depression with Canada at the top of the field|
|slight closer shot of the Beans. A few of the collared birds are amongst those at the bottom of the group|