Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Goose trio

Three geese, two Tundra Bean geese and a Greater white-fronted goose, have been reported from the Baldeggersee in Canton Luzern in the past few days. The lake is only half an hour from my house, so naturally I decided to try my luck. I visited the location twice in a row because the first time I forgot to charge my camera, leaving me with blurry shots taken with my phone through my binoculars. These species are rare but more than annual in Switzerland, but I had never seen a Bean goose before.

The first time I went, the two Bean geese were alone in a field and I didn't see the white-fronted but the second time both species were mixed in with a large flock of Greylag geese.

Greater White-fronted Goose - 08/01/2017
Greater White-fronted Goose - 08/01/2017
Bean Goose - 08/01/2017
Bean Geese - 08/01/2017

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What great pictures! Is it common for bird species to rest together like this? Or are they more commonly segregated?