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2015-04-18 Kalvebod Fælled, Denmark
2019-10-28 Amager Strandpark, Denmark
Subspecies: anser (by location)
A collection of different birds roosting and foraging on the large short cut lawns in the park. The birds are wild and not local, but have adapted to human presence in this and other parks around Copenhagen, allowing people to get close. At other natural habitats, like Kalvebod Fælled at the other end of the island, they never allow this to happen.
It's a species with little difference between ages and sexes. The bill color is different from bird to bird, some showing pinkish where others are more orange, but it has to do with natural variation rather than systematic traits. As seen in some of these pictures a few sometimes show a narrow edge of white at the bill base, creating a faint resemblance with Greater White-fronted Goose.
2021-10-11 Kalvebod Fælled, Denmark
Pale underwing coverts are characteristic to this large and common anser goose, compared to the others.
2022-04-03 Kalvebod Fælled, Denmark
A pair expressing themselves. And a Barnacle.
2022-04-24 Gundsømagle Sø, Denmark
Family party. 7 pull. A bit unusual to see them walking in the open away from easy cover.