And that’s how to catch geese when they’re not in moult!
Professor Stuart Bearhop from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation uses cannon netting to catch light-bellied Brent Geese. Over the last 10 years over 3000 animals been marked and the database now comprises over 100000 resightings.
Please note that – though it looks dramatic – cannon netters are licensed, extremely well-trained and have the utmost regard for the safety of the birds they catch. Birds are ringed, some body measurements may be taken and then they are released.