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.