Tracking Caledonia & Alba

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Tracking Caledonia & Alba

  • Sorry to butt in, I just want to say "Hi" to 58Willow as I always seems to miss you. I have to say the ring system seems so illogical and confusing at times. I went onto BTO to see if I could find an index of ringed birds in the UK but couldn't. Perhaps this information is confidential or maybe I was missing something on the site. But I take my hat off to those of you who investigate these birds and manage to find out who is who - thankyou, as I don't have much time online and it must take hours of research.

  • mims, have you checked out SueC's ringing data which is linked to our osprey data website? It is an excellent resource.

  • Thankyou ChloeB for the above link - brilliant, I didn't know about it. Which reminds me, I haven't checked out yours and Tiger's stats page for a while so shall do that too before I go:-)

  • Looking at Tiger's link to S18 and his hazardous spring migration taking him well out over the Atlantic highlights to me the dangers even for adult birds.   That was some journey for him.

  • Cirrus

    ''There is a rather lovely picture of S06 on the right hand corner of page 97 of "Life of Ospreys" by Roy Dennis. As an aside there is a nice picture of how to catch an osprey using an owl decoy at the top of the same page.''

    Yes, it is a lovely picture of her.

    Ok  rewritten it should read:

    ''There is a rather lovely picture of S06 on the bottom right hand corner of page 97 of "Life of Ospreys" by Roy Dennis. As an aside there is a nice picture of how to catch an osprey using an owl decoy at the top of the same page.''

     

    I wrote that piece when I was wrestling with a very difficult problem and I was pleased that writing about the ospreys provided relaxation and resulted in a piece that I like as I hope other do too.

    I had no idea that within weeks it would take on a whole new significance.

     

  • Tempo

    Looking at Tiger's link to S18 and his hazardous spring migration taking him well out over the Atlantic highlights to me the dangers even for adult birds.   That was some journey for him.

    Yes S18 was incredibly lucky to survive his spring migration in 2001. Mind you S09 was never heard of again as far as I am aware.

    To think that he is now a regular visitor to that pond in Aviemore!

  • Caledonia latest tracked points:

  • Thank you ALAN.  Glad to see she's not frequenting dirty oily waters!  Keep safe, Cally :-*

  • Ditto scylla!     Hoping she remains there also

  • NEW BLOG from Richard.

    Cally exploring but all is fine.

  • Great to see that all is/was well with Cally, now I can get back to worrying until the next blog - we're always out-of-date.

  • Wonderful news Caledonia is doing fine.  Lovely Caledonia keep it up girl :)

  • Caledonia latest plots 14th to 21st November:

  • So sad hardly anyone is interested. Caledonia stunning and so pleased she is doing ok.

    edit thank you alan

  • bright&breezy
    So sad hardly anyone is interested

    What on earth makes you think that B&B?