After I had eaten my dinner, and my girlfriend had gone to a friend I had an evening trip to look for birds along the fiord. I first stopped to have a look at the Greylag Goose, and to my surprise it was now feeding together with a Pink-footed Goose (Kortnebbgås). This is the first one of this species that I have seen this year, and it became my species number 19 on Svalbard in 2011. Despite photographing at an angle towards the low sun, I did manage to get some photos that show the caracters that are needed to show the species. When I started up the car again, and was on my way to depart I saw a little dabbling duck (gressand) coming in to land. I said to myself that this looked very much like a Teal (Krikkand), and re-arranged the car so that I could see it better. And yes, it was a Teal. A beautiful male which tried to walk around on the slippery ice, and was using its wings to keep on foot. Again the sun was not very cooperative, and I had to be satisfied with the pictures that I could manage to get. With this one my species number 20 for 2011 on Svalbard was photographed.
Greylag Goose with Pink-footed Goose