After one month of intense field work looking for Golden plover nests of individuals with geolocator, we finally got the first one back..!
Watch the video here!
This tiny unit has been attached to a colour-ring of the bird for a year and will give us information about migration patterns in the non-breeding season.
Due most probably to the late snow melt, fewer waders finally seem to breed this year in Raurejaure area making it more difficult to find nests of colour-ringed Golden Plovers with light-loggers. The ones that decided to breed have a very high predation rate on their nests forcing us to find them before they get predated and have the chance of retrapping to retrieve the valuable logger.
This has become a true race between predators and us, who will finally win..?