I live really close Lake Kvismaren witch is Swedens biggest roosting area for geese and cranes in the autumn. The cranes are about to leave the area now but just two weeks ago there were almost 19 000 cranes here. To see them all fly in to the lakes in the sunset is a magnificent spectacle.
But as I said the cranes have started to leave now, but the spectacle isn't over because of that, because now the geese start to show up. Right now there is around 15 000 of them here, but in just a few weeks the number will be around 30 000. We mostly have Been Geese of the subspecies fabalis (around 25 000), but you can also find small flocks of subspecies rossicus. Apart from the Been Geese there's also around 10 000 Greylag Geese, 1500 Barnacle Geese, 500-1000 Pink-footed Geese and small numbers of White-fronted and Lesser White-fronted geese.
If you ever are close to Kvismaren in the autumn you should definitely plan a visit here for at least one evening to see all this birds gathering in the lakes in the sunset.