Posted by: PD | July 15, 2017

Greylag Goose to Iceland

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Photo of a Greylag Goose but not AJC

Greylag Goose 5227289 with an Orange neck collar AJC was ringed as an adult male at Lingham Lake on 2 March 2003 (as part of an EDRG/WWT project to prove that some of the wintering Greylags in the Nosterfield area, were breeding in Iceland).

 He was resighted on the 15 March 2003, and then again on the 15 and 29 February 2004 at Carthorpe Mires, just north of Nosterfield Quarry, so possibly we thought a local bird.

However, in 2007, he was seen at Fljotsdalur, Iceland on 17 May, presumably on the breeding grounds.  No further sightings were had until….. just his neck collar was found on 15 May this year at Egilsstadir, Iceland (an area from where we’ve had other neck collar sightings) – so presumably AJC is no longer but has provided some useful information for us! In all, AJC had travelled a distance of 1418 km over 5188 days since ringing.

greylag to iceland

 

 

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