Friday, 12 November 2010

SKERN. Ringed Pale-bellied Brent Goose

Maurice first saw the ringed Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Tuesday & like Malcolm I was at the Skern yesterday when it was still present (H9WW. H right leg, 9 left leg, WW = ring colour white). I reported it via the BTO website and this bird is a female that was ringed at Dundrum South Inner Bay, Co. Down, N. Ireland on 09/01/2008. It is from the East Canadian High Arctic flyway population. There is an embryo website at http://www.irishbrentgoose.org and there are loads of photos etc. on Facebook; type in "Irish Brent Goose Research Group"

cheers
Nigel