Seen any Greylags with collars?

ORKNEY GREYLAGS (from the BTO e-newsletter)

The Greylag Goose population on Orkney has been increasing dramatically in recent years, mostly due to the redistribution northwards of Icelandic breeders that used to winter further south in Scotland. A count in December 2009 revealed over 70,000 birds. Members of the Orkney Ringing Group have been rounding up moulting Greylags in the summer for the last two years and fitting them with neck collars to learn more about their movements. Please keep your eyes open for collared Greylags as they move through the country this autumn and report sightings to Bob Swann (National Co-ordinator) or Alan Leitch.

Orkney Greylag Newsletter: http://www.the-soc.org.uk/docs/greylag-newsletter-2009.pdf
Bob Swann: bob.swann@bto.org
Alan Leitch: alan.leitch@rspb.org.uk

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