Marco was shot near Ryazan
On 26-4-2009 transmittered-bird Marco was accidentally shot near Ryazan (RUS); a local hunter reported this event. The bird was flying alone out from a flock. The hunter did not see the transmitter on the back of the flying goose.
We got four pictures of the bird and its transmitter. These photos show destruction at the base of the antenna as well as some signs of air beneath the glass of the solar panel. So, we`ll send the transmitter back to the manufacturer to check and repair. In this way, we may be able to use it on another goose next winter.