Sunday, 27 December 2009

To Russia with Love...

In March 2008 and 2009 on our annual pho-tour to the Varanger region we noticed - and photographed - a few King Eiders with antenna in the harbour at Batsfjord. After a few e-mails to colleagues in Norway, I learned that these birds were part of a satellite tagging project to try and establish where the Finnmark King Eiders migrated to, after leaving their wintering grounds. The results make very interesting reading and can be viewed here.

Drake King Eider with antenna - Batsfjord, March 2009




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