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The geese are trying to chase Erik away. Kjell Tore has to read the ring

27 June 2006, 12:00

The largest breeding island in the fjord is Storholmen. On this island, every year we map all nests. We work in pairs. One of us slowly approaches the nest. We note the distance at which the female leaves the nest (a measure for her motivation to defend the nest). Clutch size is recorded and the rings of the geese are read. While one person is approaching the nest, the other is looking through the telescope from a distance.
Kjell Tore and Cecilia checking nests Marking the position of the nest with a GPS Good parents gueard the nest, most geese leave at 5 meter distance

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Nick Cox observes foxes checking nests on Storholmen Steffen Hahn collecting eggs

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