Posted by: Team - Bowhead whale | May 1, 2011

Wheatear from last year has returned!

Last autumn Ruth and Adam were at the Arctic Station to ring and deploy little “backbags” on Greenlandic wheatear to study their migration behaviour. Well, this morning Mads and I saw one of their birds outside our house just like Adam predicted but just a lot earlier then we thought was possible. It is spring in Greenland but still a LOT of snow and it must be hard for the little bird to find food..

Wheatear sitting on the windscreen of our snowscooter with icebergs in the background. Photo: M. Christoffersen

The rings on the bird that will allow Adam and Ruth to identify this individual. Photo: M. Christoffersen