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Fake geese deployed to attract migrating birds (1 Viewer)

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Fake geese have been installed in a Hampshire field to entice migratory birds over the winter.

The decoys are in an enclosed section of Castle Field on Southsea seafront and will remain until March.

It is hoped they will attract brent geese whose usual grounds have been taken away for sea defence work.

Audio devices that emit geese calls are being installed to encourage the birds to make the site their temporary home.

Rupert Teasdale, Southsea Coastal Scheme's project manager, said: "By placing decoys in Castle Field, we are actively encouraging brent geese to use the area.
"The idea is that the geese flying over the field will see the decoys and land in an area where they will be protected throughout the winter."


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Update to this. The geese are ignoring the refuge set up for them, preferring to settle on a pitch-and-putt golf course and a cricket ground.

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