mr. Blue on the way through Ukraine
The staging period of mr. Blue in Kazakhstan was short. He arrived on 1 October and flew west 11 October. He stayed at one lake north of Tengiz for 6 days and visited thereafter three different lakes (Zharkol + unnamed on Google earth) west of it before continuing. As of midday on 13th he was still flying west, being north of the town Vodyano-Loryne in southwest Ukraine.
13 Octomber 2021 by Tomas Aarvak & Ingar Jostein Øien BirdLife Norway
Mr. Blue has arrived in Kazakhstan
mr. Blue arrived yesterday noon in Kazakhstan. Seems he is at a small dry lake 80 km north of Lake Tengiz!
2 January 2021 by Tomas Aarvak & Ingar Jostein Øien BirdLife Norway
Mr Blue comes online at Ob river delta 30 September!
Mr. Blue comes online again after he started his moult migration eastwards on 28 June! Uploaded gps-data shows him staying on Kolgujev on 1-2 July, before crossing Yamal 4-5 July and ending at the moulting site on the Taimyr Peninsula, close to the Pyasina river! The data from August was not uploaded yet, but mr Blue was today migrating from Baydaratskaya Bay and passing the Ob river delta during midday heading southwards!
30 September 2021 by Tomas Aarvak & Ingar Jostein Øien BirdLife Norway
Mr Blue has started moult migration eastwards
The Lesser White-fronted Goose with gps-gsm neckband, mr. Blue, has started his moult migration eastwards today and is another hint at another bad breeding year for the Fennoscandian population. 14 ind. was also seen at the Valdak Marshes on 21 June, so at least 8 pairs have failed so far out of appr. 40-45 pairs.
28 June 2021 by Tomas Aarvak & Ingar Jostein Øien BirdLife Norway
Piskulka-site to be updated soon
During winter a lot has happened behind the scene and a new version of the piskulka web site is almost ready to launch. Security is revamped, we’ve added the possibility for users to edit their own observations, and the visual layout and interface has been modernized. Now we are into the final test phase and apologize to our enthusiast users for any strange errors visible during ordinary use. We’re rectifying this on the fly, so don’t worry. We’re soon off to the new version, the third iteration of the site.
5 April 2021 by Dorin Damoc & Tomas Aarvak BirdLife Norway