This Topic has been set up to follow the Autumn 2012 migration and wintering of satellite tracked ospreys, other than Caledonia and Alba from Loch Garten, who are followed on this thread, Tracking Caledonia & Alba
This topic replaces Satellite Tracked Ospreys (non-LG) Mar-Aug 2012
N.B. There are still some missing details (and possibly birds) which I will add once the information becomes available.
UK Organisations known to be currently tracking ospreys, and the birds involved, are as follows:
Roy Dennis, Highland Foundation for Wildlife – Scotland
Adult female, hatched 2000, tagged 2008, ring Green 5B. She nests in West Moray. On all of her tracked migrations, she has taken a stopover on the River Adour, near Dax in the Landes department of SW France. She winters in southern Spain, on the Guadiaro river.
Adult male, hatched 2001, tagged 2009, ring Red 8T. He nests in Strathspey, and is often seen at the Rothiemurchus fishery. His wintering site is on the Casamance River near Ziguinchor, southern Senegal.
Adult female, hatched 2003, tagged 2008, ring White PE. Morven’s nest site is near Forres, Moray; she winters on the desert coast of Mauritania, north of the capital Nouakchott. Her transmitter has been faulty for a long time, and only gives occasional signals.
Non-nesting male, ring Blue AE. Hatched in 2009 on Rothiemurchus Estate, near Aviemore, Highland. His wintering site is a river on the Senegal/Gambia border. He has spent summer 2012 mainly on the upper Tay.
Juvenile male, ring Blue AA0, chick of Morven (see above) and her mate Yellow HA.
Aigan & Fiddich
Female juvenile siblings from a nest near Nairn, Moray. Aigan is ringed Blue AA3.
Juvenile female from Badenoch
Rutland Water Osprey Project
Google Earth Help
Adult male, ring Orange 09. Hatched in 1998 in Scotland and translocated to Rutland Water. Tagged in 2011 and wintered on the coast of Senegal south of St. Louis. Bred for the first time in 2012 with female 5N(04), producing two chicks.
There was an earlier Rutland Water project, tracking translocated juveniles, from 1999-2002 - here's the link to all the records
Scottish Wildlife Trust
Osprey blog Tracking
Male juvenile, hatched at Loch of the Lowes on 21st May, single chick of “Lady” and her unringed mate.
Male juvenile, a single chick hatched at an SWT reserve in Angus in early June.
NB Until YD leaves on migration, his Yellow placemark is positioned on the town of Forfar, in order to protect the nest location.
Lake District Osprey Project, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, England
Tracking reports on Flickr:
Juvenile male, ring White 13, hatched 26th May.
Dyfi Osprey Project, Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Project Website Facebook Google Earth Help
Male juvenile hatched on 29th May, ring Blue 3C.
Now the European tracking projects:
Estonian & Latvian Ospreys
Tracking map This map includes birds from a number of other species.
Adult female, age unknown, tagged 2007, ring Black 85. Erika’s nest site is in Virumaa county, north eastern Estonia. She travels via the Eastern Mediterranean and the Nile and winters in Sudan on the the Ar-Rahadi river, a tributary of the Blue Nile. Her transmitter has become unreliable and only gives occasional signals.
Adult female from a nest in SE Estonia. Tagged in Summer 2012, so her destination is unknown.
Adult female from a nest in southern Latvia
Adult male, mate of Ilze
Adult male from Estonia
CAnMove – Centre for Animal Movement Research, Lund University, Sweden
The only bird currently being tracked is 57375, hatched in 2009. He has been in Sweden this summer and winters near Cape Bojador in Western Sahara. To switch to his map, click on the down arrow in the box labelled “Visa”, select 57375 and hit the “Uppdatera” key.
Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki
Adult male, ringed red/white JK as a juvenile in 2004; tagged 2012
And in North America
Rob Bierregaard, University of North Carolina, USA
Web page This gives a list of all the tracked birds
Friends of the Osprey, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada
Website Tracking Map
54706 is an adult female tagged in 2010 who undertakes the longest migration of all the tracked ospreys, between Kawartha Lakes and the far south of the Amazon basin in Brazil.
Raptor View Research Institute, Montana
A new project Tiger has just discovered - Sep 12
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
The refuge - in Queens, New York - is tracking a single male osprey, Coley
Current situation: as far as we know, only 3 adult female ospreys have started their migrations.
Beatrice is at her stopover site in SW France.
Piret is near Kiev in Ukraine, Erika is also on the move.
For an overview of the whereabouts of all the tracked ospreys, check jsb's spreadsheet in his thread
Summary of Satellite Tracked Ospreys 2012
Sue C Fantastic presentation as always. Thanks for setting up this thread.
Brilliant Sue, thank you!
Sue C: Thanks for the new thread. Just one point is that the spreadsheet link needs correcting, it is linking to Bird Studies Canada.
jsb - thanks, have corrected.
Oh yes, I couldn't understand that. Thank you JSB
and SUE this is a wonderful thread, thank you
Thanks very much Sue C. Great job.
The site that I use when I read rings on birds is www.cr-birding.be and if you click on Ospreys it comes up with all the colour codes on the rings. It notes that some organisations also fit transmitters including one in Spain. I know this site is no longer updated & it doesn't mention transmitters on the new site, but perhaps there is tracking carried out in Spain. Anybody else know about this?
NoisetteI know this site is no longer updated & it doesn't mention transmitters on the new site, but perhaps there is tracking carried out in Spain. Anybody else know about this?
I thought that some of the ospreys translocated from Scotland, Finland and Germany to Spain were tracked but I do not remember seeing much published about them.
Gosh, SUE - thanks for all that info and links, and for doing all that work for us.
Ceulan movements up to 20.08.2012: