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Greylag Goose - Grågås - Anser anser
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In 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
Greylag taking off, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, April 2011

Greylag in flight
Greylag 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
Greylag chicks are a common sight in Øygarden, Nautnes, 15 May 2007







Greylag Goose
Tjeldstø, 20 December 2005. Probably an Icelandic visitor.
Above and below digiscoped images with Nikon Coolpix



Greylag Goose, Tjeldstø

Tjeldstø, 31 March 2004



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