Barnacle goose sets new speed record


This video is about barnacle geese.

From the BBC:

Goose smashes sea-crossing record

A barnacle goose from south west Scotland has smashed the record time for crossing the North Sea to Norway.

Barbow – named by a school on the Solway Firth – made the trip from Caerlaverock in just five hours.

A satellite tracking device clocked the speedy bird at an average speed of over 75mph from the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s Dumfries and Galloway reserve.

The previous quickest crossing was by fellow barnacle goose Godzilla who made the journey in about eight hours.

Barbow is part of a project to tag and track the travels of 10 migrating geese.

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