Satellite Tracked Ospreys (non-LG) Mar-Aug 2012 CLOSED

Loch Garten ospreys

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Loch Garten ospreys

Satellite Tracked Ospreys (non-LG) Mar-Aug 2012 CLOSED

  • Has there been any update on Nimrod?    

  • Tempo

    Has there been any update on Nimrod?    

    Tempo there is no update on Roy D's site on Nimrod since he reported the loss of the transmitter ariel last summer.  when it was also reported that Nimrod appeared to have formed a bond with a new female.  Roy's last blog gave updates on some of the nests he monitored but not on Nimrod's, so I don't think we know if they have both made it back from migration.

  • Thank  you AG - hopefully he has made it back and just has not been seen

  • I see that Roy is hoping to tag 4 more ospreys this year if he can get the funding:

    "HELP WITH OSPREY TRACKING

    I am hoping to sat tag four new ospreys in the Highlands this year - at least one of the tags is already funded but I am appealing for help with funding. The GPS satellite tags are now costing in the UK just over £3000 each and the annual download costs are about £700. Full sponsorship of either amount would be acknowledged on the individual bird's webpage. If you can help please send cheques, made out to Highland Foundation for Wildlife, to me at Middle Lodge, Dunphail, Forres, Moray IV36 2QQ or email me to discuss a donation or sponsorship and for details of our bank transfer details. Many thanks. Roy "

  • I dont mind helping with this, but what I would expect in return is a quicker report on the data recieved. Sometimes I think the sat data is kept a little bit secret and certainly delayed. For example, whats the latest on Tore

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  • Cooky

    I dont mind helping with this, but what I would expect in return is a quicker report on the data recieved. Sometimes I think the sat data is kept a little bit secret and certainly delayed. For example, whats the latest on Tore

    Cooky this request for funding of satellite trackers is not for tracking the RSPB birds from Loch Garten - there is a separate request for this. Tracking the RSPB birds data (e.g. for Tore) can be done on Google Earth - instructions here  The tags only download data every few days - typically between three and six - this varies with the time of year - downloads are less frequent when the birds are not moving around much, such as when they are in Africa. This is necessary to minimise battery size. Data for the satellite tracked birds from Rutland Water can also be seen on Google Earth.

    The request in Alan's post comes from Roy Dennis whose web-site is here . Roy tracks chicks  (funded by his foundation) from various nests in the Highlands. He also physically puts the trackers on most of the birds at other sites such as LG and Rutland Water as he is about the only person licensed to do so!

    Its important to remember that tracking data relating to nest locations is not published in detail for nests which are not protected in the way that LG is. Roy typically puts out data on his web-site, but is not specific about exactly where the nests are due to the risk of egg-collectors. Hope this helps.

  • Kawartha Lakes osprey 54706 reaches the shore of Lake Ontario:

  • EINION : No change:

    DULAS : No change:

  • Kawartha Lakes osprey 54706 reaches home at last:

  • After popping back to the Carlisle area, Rothiemurchus is on another tour of the Highlands - seemingly just missing the unattached female who Roy Dennis has observed at a nest on Speyside.   

  • Update on Beatrice:

    "Looking after chicks

    25 May 2012

    Beatrice has hatched but as yet we do not know how many young. She had a 2 km flight from the nest at 5pm on 23rd May."

  • Red8T latest:

    "All normal

    25 May 2012

    Red 8T ranged for fishing trips within 10 square km, with visits to Rothiemurchus fishery."

  • EINION : No change:

    DULAS : Little change, moved back to NE of Quebo:

  • Latest from Rob Bierregaard:

    "583 days, and over 9,000
    miles after leaving home in Oct. 2010, our 2-yr old Osprey Belle is back on
    Martha's Vineyard.
    Hers are the only maps I've updated recently. Thatch is
    chilling down on the Turtle River west of Brunswick, GA.
    And I'm heading up
    into the north country of New Hampshire tomorrow to try to tag a couple of adult
    male Ospreys. Talons crossed!


    http://www.bioweb.uncc.edu/bierregaard/migration12.htm

    Talons crossed,"


  • Thank you Alan. That is good news. Tagging adult males. Talons crossed for him.