Goose spotting

Happy times! Today the project received its 1600th resighting (of NH, as it goes, the only bird known to have a reversed collar – it was supposed to be HN). The resighting was from the lockside field over at Lechlade – a site frequently used by the geese, particularly since the ditch rose enough to provide a thirst-quencher, bath and shelter.

For the way in which we’re analysing the data, we need several resightings for each network we build. At the moment we’re on 5 resightings for most of the water park birds in November, though BU has been getting about and turned up at 10 resighting events in November.

On with the resightings, here’s a shaky snapshot (taken through a scope) of the geese to show what it’s like resighting the collared birds in the field.

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