I read the link about Sky Hawk project at lunchtime, I wish them well, especially with all these new young supporters following developments.
Please note there is now a separate thread for satellite tracked Loch Garten Ospreys here. Thanks to Sue C for setting this new thread up.
Two of Rob Bierregaard sat tagged juveniles can be seen on this cam:
Swedish osprey 49460 still doing well near Lac de Buyo in the Ivory Coast:
Lake District osprey 12 still doing well in The Gambia:
Rob Bierregaard talking about the 2 Ayres ospreys thay have been tagged and where they are likely to go:
Ozwold has been named......well, OZWOLD! Previously known as project The 'Sky Hawk Osprey'.
Soon RD will check to see if he has fledged. Then his migration will be tracked, in due course.
EDIT: Ozwold's vital statistics are:-
There are three juveniles, Roy decided to select the bigger male for the sat tag.
Blue and white leg ring 97
Weight 1663 g
Wing 320 mm
Tail 128 mm
jsb - thanks, I will include Ozwold in the intro I am drafting for the new Topic, which I will start in early August.
Rob Bierregaard makes a further attempt to understand Buck's scribblings (Buck is a 2 yr old returning to the US for the first time this summer). If he is looking for his natal area in South Carolina, he is gradually edging closer to it.
Alan P - out of curiosity, how do you locate the latest points for the Swedish ospreys? is there a short cut, or do you just zoom in on the forest of flags and click on them till you find the most recent one?
SueC : It is just pot luck I am afraid. I try to find a location with a recent date fairly quickly and then follow the route until it stops. Sometimes I just give up as life is too short. LOL
Update on Rothiemurchus:
Nimrod alive and well but his transmitter has failed:
Red8T : nest failed due to bad weather:
Beatrice has 2 chicks and they are ready to fledge:
No definate news of Spey:
"Still some signals getting through but not GPS - it's looking like something has happened to the transmitter or to Spey, but it's still in the same area."
Alan: A good comprehensive update from RD on all of his ospreys.
SueC: I bet you are comparing your movements, with those of Rothiemurchus. Very close at some point(s) and maybe matching at some occasion. Seeing an osprey overhead or even when static on a tree say, when one is out and about, must be down to an element of good luck. Just to look up at the right time.