Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Update on our bean geese in Norway

Simon Rix the Oslo birder has been busy again out looking at the bean geese that are staging near Oslo.

The flock count has gone up to 90 birds but Simon is having a problem trying to do some age counts because the birds are so wary.

He has again put some nice pics on his website ( which are well worth looking at.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Further news and Pictures from Norway

Simon in Norway has been busy looking for bean geese near his home in Oslo. The results of his endeavours can be seen on his blog ( We can see Tag10 amongst a flock of 50 birds.

His pictures as usual are first class in showing the habitat the birds are using and then managing to capture them in flight, with inserts of collared birds.

It is interesting too to try and understand their early arrival in this location. Do they react to early indications of an early drop in temperatures or have they moulted early and decided to move south.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

News Update on Tag10 in Norway

I have noted today via the bean goose website ( that Tag10 has moved south towards the Glomma river NE of Oslo where the birds visit on their spring migration.

Tag 10 bill pattern

Tag 29 has now also downloaded a new position which is north of where Tag10 is at present

Sunday, 7 August 2016

News from Sweden 5 August 2016

Hi all

Tags 10, 27, 29 and 30 continue to work after the breeding season. The autumn 2016 migration diary is as follows.

5 August Tags, 10,27,29 and 30 finish their annual moult and move to forest wetland near Storbo (close to the Norwegian border).
This is great news and means that we may well have 'live' information again this coming winter on the Slamannan Plateau

There is a new autumn migration 2016 link on the bean goose website