Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 8 LWFG - 8 Ad.

Details: Four pairs feeding a little and resting a lot. They lifted off at 16:42 against north, following the route of gps & satellite tagged birds (failed + non-breeders) that fly to russia for wing moult! First direct observation of moult migration in Finnmark! Tomas Aarvak & Risto Karvonen / BirdLife Norway

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 14 LWFG.

Details: 7 pairs seen during the day, so evidently these have failed breeding attempt this year. Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 2 LWFG.

Details: One pair still at the marshes, observed at 00:30. Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway

Location: Varangerbotn , Vesterelv river mouth., Vesterelv river mouth., Nesseby, Norway

Observed: 1 LWFG (Fennoscandian) - 1 Ad.

Details: Seen close to the bird hide 16:15-16:30. It was a lot less shy than a couple of White-fronts seen at the same time. Per Oskar Andersen

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Single adult LWfG seen shortly at the meadows in Varangerbotn. Per Oskar Andersen

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 27 LWFG.

Details: All adults. The pairs are now commuting regularly to the breeding area, so egg laying is well under way. Still lots of snow in the montains. Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 42 LWFG.

Details: 20 pairs + 2 ad. Mr Blue has had two excursions up to the breeding area the last two days. Still loads of snow with 90-95% snow cover up in the highlands! Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway

Location: Varanger Fjord, Varangerfjord - Kariel (Vestre Jacobselv), Varangerfjord - Kariel (Vestre Jacobselv), Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 1 LWFG - 1 Ad.

Details: Seen by Andreas Lautz in a varied flock of geese. conveyed by Tomas Aarvak

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 58 LWFG.

Details: Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway

Location: Varanger Fjord, Varangerfjord - Kariel (Vestre Jacobselv), Varangerfjord - Kariel (Vestre Jacobselv), Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 1 LWFG (Fennoscandian) - 1 Ad.

Details: Seen by Finn Nilsen in the Kariel fields with 66 Tundra Bean Goose and 3 Pink-footed Goose https://www.artsobservasjoner.no/Media/Image/1622716 Egil Ween / Artsobservasjoner.no

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Finn Nilsen

Location: Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Valdak Marshes, Valdak Marshes, Finnmark, Norway

Observed: 52 LWFG (Fennoscandian).

Details: 20 pairs+ 4 trios (one male + two females). Ingar J. Øien & Tomas Aarvak / BirdLife Norway

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Lessers messing around in snowy weather. Tomas Aarvak

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