Study of the breeding ecology and behaviour of the Svalbard population of light-bellied brent goose
Branta bernicla hrota.
Brent Geese are a protected species and we need to do what we can to ensure their survival against the odds that they face," said Kendrew Colhoun, lead scientist with the Brent Goose
Of all the birds that take part in these migrations, the eastern Canadian population of the Light-bellied Brent Goose
is arguably Ireland's most important species.
The Brent field which produces Brent crude, used as a benchmark for world oil prices, is named after the Brent goose
- in keeping with operator Shell Expro's predilection for naming fields after birds.
Habitat use of hare and Brent Goose
was quantified, and the herbivores' effect upon the vegetation was measured using exclosures.
A similar bird, the Brent goose
, migrates from Ireland to Canada, but cannot climb as well as their bar-headed cousins.
According to Louise McRae, "Migratory Arctic species such as brent goose
, dunlin and turnstone are regular visitors to the UK's shores.
Phil Davey, site manager of the Lindisfarne reserve, said "Appropriate management of farmland is critical to the wellbeing of goose species and with the co-operation of local farmers, this scheme will benefit the rare light-bellied brent goose
The Brent Goose
, a protected species in Ireland, the UK and Iceland lives on Irish shores through the winter, migrating in late spring on a hazardous journey to their breeding grounds in Canada.
Colonies of the snow goose Anser caerulescens, brent goose
Branta bernicla and eider Somateria mollissima near the snowy owl nests on Wrangel Island.
OSCAR, a Brent goose
fitted with a satellite tracking system is puzzling scientists as it has decided so far not to fly and be part of an international study into the 4,500-mile migration route of the birds.
Barnacle geese and brent geese used the area at different times of the year: all goose droppings found between 18 April and July were regarded as brent goose
droppings, whereas all others were considered barnacle goose droppings.
A Short-eared Owl quartered over rough grassland east of the River Clwyd on Monday, while on the Dee estuary, 60 Twite remain at Connah's Quay, with a single Brent Goose
A snow bunting was a nice find on Kinmel beach where a juvenile Brent goose
remains, presumed unwell.
Lindisfarne also often has half the population of the brent goose
- one of the most threatened goose species in the world.