However, during the course of the study period the total area available to the greylag geese
did not decrease.
He estimated the number of occupied Greylag Geese
nests using aerial photographs, and visited the nesting site afterwards.
A shift in molting area of greylag geese
(Anser anser) in southern Sweden was linked to an increase in population size, possibly because the carrying capacity of the traditional molting site had been reached (Nilsson et al., 2001).
Similarly, in Swedish folklore the northern lights were said to be greylag geese
beating their wings.
patrol the grounds of this 18th Century castle, made from huge amounts of stone from England.
Angus, 74, has been licensed by the Scottish Agricultural College and the Duke of Argyll to reduce the growing numbers of Greylag geese
which are reaching "plague" proportions' on the tiny Inner Hebridean island of Tiree.
Lishman adapted techniques that Austrian ethologist Konrad Lorenz pioneered with greylag geese
in the 1930s: He conditioned the goslings to the sounds of his voice and the aircraft's engine while they were hatching and trained them to run and eventually fly behind his 250- pound plane.
Crofters in Orkney are to receive extra support to tackle the destruction of their crops by greylag geese
Pink-footed geese will have travelled from Iceland and other geese such as greylag geese
, brent geese and Greenland white-fronted geese will be flocking to Dumfries and Galloway, one of the best places in the UK to see such a variety of UK geese species.
It won't be long before we see pink footed geese forming big noisy skeins in the sky, greylag geese
grazing in the fields, wigeon on the lake edges.
By quantifying and collecting data on hunting activity, weather parameters, agricultural practice, food abundance and occurrence of greylag geese
as a measure of competition, we evaluate factors influencing the numbers and distribution of pink-footed geese utilising the stopover site in mid-Norway.
"In the autumn, pale-bellied brent geese fly in from Svalbard,, pink-footed and greylag geese
, widgeon, grey plovers and bartailed godwits are just some of the islands other visitors.