A TV movie about geese on Kolguev evolve
For the German broadcast ZDF two films about bird migration will be produced. For Germany geese are still important winter guests and so the film will focus on them. In June 2015 members of IWWR e.V. and Russian collegues travelled with a team of (Colourfield tell-a-vision) from Dortmund to Kolguev. Main task was to film goose research in the field and hatching of chicks in the beginning of July. The film can be seen on German TV programme at TerraX-Slot in Octover 2016.
Actual weather data from Kolguev
Here you will find actual data of the two weather stations on Kolguev:
Bugrino Bulgrino village in the south of the island or
meteo-stationin the northwest of the island.
Translation of Russian wording: clouads, rain (mm), airpressure (mm), temperature, huminity (5), wind direction (cyrillic), wind speed (m/sec)
Journey to Kolguev 2015
On 26th June 2015 a group of Russian and German goose researchers started to goose breedings grounds on Kolguev again. This time the main focus was on a documentation produced by a 5 person TV team accompanied the researchers. This <year we had one day delay: our take-off was moved for a day because of heavy storm and rain. Once again we shared our flight with Dutch and Russian collegues who wanted to go to Tobseda, the researchers station on the mainland opposite of Kolugev.
This time we flew from Tobseda not direct way to our campsite: we flew along the west coast to visit the steep cliffs there. Though the island is build from sand and loam, up to 30m high cliffs can be found at the west coast where the sea removes soil by every storm. At the east coast the ground sediments again and builds large flat wetlands, lagoons and wadden. Unfortunatly we were not able to land there while helikopter got in trouble of timing.
Arrival at camp site: Balki-Mart
Approximatly 8km away from the 2012 camp we placed camp of 2015 at the Nenets settlement Balki-Mart. A small creek flows along the cabins. Surprisingly we found a colony of Barnacle Goose breeding in between the village protected by Glacous Gulls breeding on the roofs of the houses, so we had to put up our tents outsite the village and were not able to use the cabins. On the other hand: we had best opportunities to film breeding Barnacles