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Pale-bellied Brent Geese

Above and below: Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Seahouses, Nothumberland, December 2011
Pictures taken with a DLSR and a 400mm telephoto lens




During periods of cold weather this species often turns up away from their usual habitat to feed on more open shores where they eat various types of seaweed.

Pale-bellied Brent Goose



Pale-bellied Brent Geese in flight
Pale-bellied Brents in flight, Stag Rocks, Northumberland, January 2011

Dark Bellied Brent Goose
Digiscoped Dark-bellied Brent Goose, Breivik, Øygarden, 16 October 2006

Pale bellied Brent Geese
Digiscoped Pale-bellied Brents together with Eurasian Wigeon, Elswick, Northumberland, 09 October 2006




Brent Geese are a numerous migrant in Øygarden, however, they tend to pass during a short space of time, especially during the spring. They pass during late May - early June and again during September. Dark-bellied birds as depicted in the top picture above are something of a rarity.


Brent Goose at Skogsøy

Migrating Pale-bellied Brent Geese
A small part of a flock of Pale-bellied Brent Geese en route to Svalbard, Øygarden, May 2011
Picture taken with DSLR and 400mm lens (hand held)

Brent Gesse, Nabben, Falsterbo
Migrating Brent Geese, Nabben, Falsterbo, Sweden, September 2015
This picture was taken in the half light at dawn with ridiculous ISO values - but gives a real feeling of the atmosphere.


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