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fishing for geese
28 June 2013

Some geese are carrying geolocators which reveal their migration route and timing. But I need to retrieve the geolocators to collect the data.
During the nest checks, I discover a male goose with geolocator, which is very protective about the newly hatched goslings. I will try to catch this male, with my fishing rod.
I managed to get the rope around the neck. Next a quick pull and the geese is caught.
I quickly remove the string from the neck.
I turn the goose on its back
And remove the logger which is attached to the white ring with red inscription
Not everybody is happy to see me. Geese were used in ancient Rome to guard the city.

Pictures by Gigi.

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