• Radar study of geese wintering in western Scotland

    13 listopada, 2016
  • This November, the team from 3Bird Radar System is conducting a radar study of geese wintering in western Scotland. The aim of the study is to map the flight paths of geese during their daily commute between different roosting and foraging sites. The goose flight behaviour on wintering grounds changes depending on weather conditions, availability of food resource and time of the year, and geese often fly during the hours of darkness.  Avian radar is a perfect tool to provide 24-hour information on spatial and temporal distribution of geese in local scale - this level of information would be otherwise unobtainable using only traditional observation methods.