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Catching terns again
10 July 2015 15:00
On top of the roof of the tallest building in town, a little tern colony survives predation by the arctic fox. There is one geolocator among the 12 pairs and we try to catch it. Hell breaks loose when Janwillem enters the roof. The terns are picking on his head, dive-bomb with faeces and make loud schrieks.
The other surviving colony in town is near the oil drums. Here Janwillem is able to catch two pairs, which have not laid any eggs, but show territorial behaviour. We place an egg in the location where the birds are sitting, with a trap. It works. We retrieve in this way 3 geolocators and both pais are flying now with geolocators.
|This bird sat for some time on his hand before taking off.|
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