Bean Goose
Anser fabalis

Adult Taiga Bean Goose near Bergen in Hordaland 21st. of December 2002. It is probably the same bird that wintered in this area last year. Bean geese are rare visitors in the county all year round, and this was only the 18th. county record. At the time, the lakes nearby were mostly frozen. This Brean Goose and some Whooper Swans found a small ice-free patch close to the road, making close up photography possible. Note its frosty and ice-covered back!

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Nature photography by Frode Falkenberg