dead goose on nest
27 June 2023
This is a sad story of love and endurance. On Prins Heinrichsøya is on the most easterly nest a female laying dead. Because of the outbreaks of avian influenza all over the world, we want to sample this bird. Maarten climbs to the nest, with sampling swabs and tubes and protective mask and handkerchiefs. He samples both the oesophagus and the cloaca, front and buttock of the goose.
When I come close, the male attacks me. What is this animal full of love for his wife....
Latest news: No avian influenza was found for this dead goose. The male was still waiting close to the nest on 6 July. At lkeast more than 28 days, while the normal incubation period is 25 days.!
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