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Hej med jer. Jeg har fundet DEN HER FIDUS med min metaldetektor i Tangier, Marokko, på en bjergtop, ikke så langt fra Atlanterhavet, måske 20km inde i landet. Blandt granat splinter, kanonkugler og Mauer skatte. Jeg har på fornemmelsen at det har noget med fugle at gøre, og ikke nær så gammelt som noget af det andet jeg finder. Der står " Mus. Nat Reykjavik 1767". Hvilken Birdie har chillet på Island og endt sine dage på en forblæst hed bjergtop i Nordafrika!? MUS. NAT REYKJAVIK 1767
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This ring [Reykjavik 1767] is Icelandic and was carried by a Pink-footed Goose (Kortnæbbet gås) marked in Thjorsárver, Central Iceland, in July 1953. In 1953 Sir Peter Scott led a second expedition to ring Pink-footed Geese in Iceland after the first 2 years earlier when 1151 geese were ringed. The 1953 expedition was even more successful as they managed to ring at total of 8756 geese (4856 young and 3900 adults). These rings have produced 2090+1 recoveries and recaptures abroad primarily in Scotland and England. In the first autumn the recoveries showed a more westerly arrivals to UK than expected and three first year birds were recovered in very unusual places: 1 in the Canary Islands in September, 1 in the Azores in October and 1 in Spain in December. We can only guess, but is seems not unlikely that the Pink-footed Goose ringed with [Reykjavik 1767] was caught in the same storm as the 3 juveniles and brought to the shores of Marocco and later possibly carried to the mountain top by a raptor to be found by a metal detector 66 years later.
Muligheden for at den er blevet skudt i lavlandet og bragt om på bjerget og spist er der også.