Secure the Geolocator

Secure the Geolocator
Once the loop has been tied around the left leg, the long ends of the harness are snipped off and secured to the geolocator. The small piece of plastic underneath the device helps to prevent any sealant from getting on the bird's feathers. The plastic is removed and a final check is made to make sure the device is placed squarely on the back of the bird. The bird will later preen its feathers for a better fit and aerodynamic profile for flight.