This Blog is dedicated to Brent Goose - the smallest and northernmost breeding goose in the World, and the one that also undertakes some of the longest non-stop journeys of any goose species in the World. It was launched with our Brenttags project in May 2011 - funded by the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management. Blog revived with the successful addition of 9 satellite tagged birds in May 2012. All pictures can be seen in a higher resolution by clicking on them.
30 May 2011
27 April: First you have to catch them
And that is not always easy. In 2010 we tried for two weeks without luck - so it was a great pleasure when our chief cannon-net technician Jens Peder Hounisen pressed the button and caught the first 19 geese at Mågerodde on the island of Mors, Denmark, in the evening of 27 April 2011. All were ringed with an individial colour-ring combination and 30 g solar GPS PPTs from Microwave Telemetry was fitted to four selected males.