First logger in the hand!

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!

Light-logger attached to a colour-ring

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..?

A summer “night” on the tundra
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3 thoughts on “First logger in the hand!

  1. Herman van Bemmelen July 1, 2012 / 4:22 pm

    Dear Paula, Juan, Rob and all others,

    Despite the show problems, we wish you all have a good time together in a magnificient area.
    Next year new changes, that is we hope for you all.
    Hopely than you will find a lot of geolocators.

    Greetings

    Alie en Herman

  2. videoaves July 1, 2012 / 11:17 pm

    Great news! Congratulations and good luck for the researchers vs. predators race!

  3. Agnes Dellinger July 1, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    amazing!!! 🙂 wohoo, i am so happy! and man, in the video – the vegetation is SO much behind! congrats, Paula & Juan!! 😀 Golden Team wins (and Spain!! ;))

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