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.
31 May 2011
29 May: Ebbe first goose to arrive in Svalbard
As mentioned previously Ebbe was among the first departing geese from Agerø, and indeed the first to set foot on Svalbard, where he arrived 29 May at 9:00. Having departed in the morning of 26 May - the journey took him three days, and included a 2 hour rest near Jomfruland (just after having passed Skagerak), an 8 hour rest near Toftøya in Nedstrandfjorden, and a 5 hour rest at near Håsteinen i Ryggsteinhavet.