Odeinat continues his prolonged stay in Saudi Arabia, rather longer than usual, but still switching areas locally. Salama seems to be safely at her usual wintering site, and (as usual) her tag has just stopped transmitting which seems to be the solar tag running down for the winter period.
Meanwhile, the two Turkish juveniles have also stopped transmitting, but unlike for Salama, the signals didnt graddually run down, so we're less optimistic about them being ok. Unfortunately there is a fault with both tags that means the locations are less accurate than usual, and together with the problems in Syria, it hasnt yet been possible to check the areas thoroughly. We may not get further signals or information unless either bird (or either of the two untagged birds) is sighted back at Birecik in future. Its been quite a different story from previous years with the birds not having moved as far south.