It appears to have been a poor breeding season for the barnacle geese
up in their High Arctic breeding grounds on Spitsbergen in 2017.
VISITORS Svalbard barnacle geese
have flown to Scotland from Iceland
Among barnacle geese
, the telomeres thus shorten more quickly in females, which in birds is the sex with two different gender chromosomes.
He said barnacle geese
started to winter in numbers at Ynys-hir from the mid 1990s and have been over wintering at the site ever since.
He told us that the geese on the reserve were one of only three major populations of barnacle geese
in the world, and that they had recently travelled 2,000 miles south from the summer breeding grounds on Svalbard in the Arctic.
Across a windswept landscape, we head to some glorious beaches where James knows a flock of 300 barnacle geese
are in wait - and where a herd of curious Highland cows will rush over to meet us.
A polar bear (Ursus maritimus) was observed stalking and chasing a flock of adult flightless barnacle geese
(Branta leucopsis) in a coastal bay in Hornsund, southwest Spitsbergen.
are so called because it was once thought they emerged from barnacles on rocks
Church prohibitions weren't being broken because barnacle geese
supposedly weren't birds at all--they were a kind of fish.
Similarly, staging by Barnacle Geese
(Branta leucopsis) in spring and autumn is relatively unimportant to our study, because of their strong preference for the upper marsh (Ydenberg and Prins 1981).
In this paper, we analyse the relationships between reproductive performance, adult survival, and structural body size of barnacle geese
(Branta leucopsis) breeding in the Baltic area, Sweden (Larsson and Forslund 1994).
can live some 20 years, but their prime reproductive years come between ages 6 and 11, says Black.
Those children of Godwin who injured their family are compared to barnacle geese
To celebrate the occasion, he has painted Forty Geese Arising, which depicts a skein of barnacle geese
Four Greenland White-fronted Geese are on Anglesey's Llyn Alaw, perhaps the same seen on Llyn Llywenan last week, and 31 Barnacle Geese
at Connah's Quay.