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
4-25 May: Waiting for migration to begin
Although the main purpose of our project is to follow the long-distance migrations and site-use of the Light-bellied Brent Geese in the Arctic - we've been surprised and pleased to see a load of new information are coming out of the satellite PPTs well before migration. We had no clue that birds behave so differently in the spring staging areas - with some being very site-faithful to a corner of the general spring staging area, like the gander Ebbe (upper map), and others 'moving all over the place' like gander Caretaker (lower map).