Maridalen Mandarin

Yesterday, Rune and I “did” Nordre Øyeren and Aurskog-Høland. Birding was good although it was a great disappointment that the flodd waters at Kjelle have so rapidly declined and with no rain forecast for at least the next week they will disappear very soon. It was dry everywhere and Lapwings were concentrated around the last […]

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Bean Goose Anser fabalis

The Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis sensu stricto) is a medium to large goose breeding in northern Europe and Asia. It is migratory and winters further south in Europe and Asia. Its English and scientific names come from its habit in the past of grazing in bean field stubbles in winter (Latin faba, a bean). […]

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