Victory!

After a long struggle to learn how to capture skuas in a non-breeding year, we finally recaptured three Long-tailed Skuas with geolocators. We were just in time, because they are already forming flocks to prepare for their departure. Once in flocks, capturing will be even more difficult (but we’ll try that anyway in the coming days).

In the meantime, Johannes has found another nest of a brave skua, containing a single egg. Will it be successful in such a poor year? The other skua pair that tried (in Gelmetje) appears to have given up on the egg and left. It was one of the smallest skua eggs I ever measured.

That's my finger with KR, the first to hand in its geolocator.
That’s my finger with KR, the first to hand in its geolocator.
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3 thoughts on “Victory!

  1. paco June 12, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

  2. Pablo CL June 15, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Congratulations, Rob¡¡¡¡¡ I know what is that for you, and I am sure you are really excited. Good luck for going on.

    I miss all of you. This summer will be different without Ammarnäs…

  3. Jim June 16, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    Rob!!! that is great news, three geolocaters (with two year data!) is the jackpot would say!

    zet m op!

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