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.
1 Jun 2011
31 May: Niels the second goose on Svalbard
The PTTs only transmit data to the satellites every third day with the programming we have - and some times data are a bit delayed as well. Data downloaded today reveal that Niels in fact was the second goose to arrive in Svalbard. He departed 26 May at 03:00 and arrived 29 May at 17:00. Crossed the Skagerak and made a major detour towards Oslofjorden before migrating around SW Norway. Made three stops of some hours duration each, one off Askerøya (coast south of Tvedestrand), another in a bay just west of Sola (Stavanger airport), and a third at Ryggsteinen north of Sula.