recent years (since 2002?) there has been a steady increase in the
number of Greylags breeding in Øygarden. For birders and the
local raptor population this is great news as both adults and young can
fall prey to White-tailed Eagle, Eagle Owl and Goshawk. Hopefully this
increase helps to offset the decline in seabirds such that these
impressive birds of prey can continue to flourish.
Greylag taking off, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, April 2011
in flight, taken from my terrace, 29 March 2008
Picture taken using hand-held DSLR and 400mm telephoto lens
Greylag chicks are a common sight in Øygarden, Nautnes, 15
December 2005. Probably an Icelandic visitor.
Above and below digiscoped images with Nikon Coolpix