The migration is well under way, so here is a list of birds to
follow, with the latest position as I know it, from websites.....the
list may be incomplete, so if you can please help, add any tagged
ospreys that we can follow. So far in 2007, 2008 and 2009, we have not
had any simultaneous fixes, I.E. two birds in the same place at the
same time. Although visual sightings have been made of pairs or groups
RSPB, Mallachie, Sept 3rd, Hewell HM Prison, near Tardebigge, assuming she stayed there until this morning.
RSPB, Rothes, Dr Jones' sturgeon farm, Saint-Fort-sur-Gironde, Sept 2nd. (both as per this diary entry).
HFW, (Roy Dennis), Beatrice, Malagon, Spain, on the move, 11AM, 2nd Sep.
HFW, Talisman, fishing at Findhorn Bay, 1st Sep.
HFW, Nimrod, fishing at Culbin Bars, 1st Sep.
HFW, Morven, flying from Caithness in direction of Findhorn Bay, 1st Sep.
If past experience is followed, then Beatrice should over-winter at
Guadiaro river which is 340 kilometres further on. Nimrod from memory
was in Senegal and Guinea-Bissau last year and had a favourite river
with mudflats and Morven was on the Atlantic coast, in Mauritania and
appeared to be spending every night in the desert. There were no trees
where she was, so she was either on the ground or up on some rocks.
Have I missed anyone? There may be some Scandinavian tagged birds this
I was very cynical about the use of Taggiing. Very expensive for not much knowledge gained. But through Richard I learned much more on the benefits and achievements of such a project and am now looking forward to gaining an insight of their lives in their Winter homes throughout the the months ahead. .Lets hope the LG 2 are destined to live long lives after the sadness of last year. Your enthusiasm MSJ is addictive and I look forward to reading your comments.
checking my bookmarks etc haven't found any others so, no don't think you've missed anyone.
Alan, thanks copied below from Roy's page on 'Migration Studies' that I had missed, Morven's mate Red 8T.
In 2009, Beatrice, Nimrod and Morven are all alive and the
transmitters are giving good data, except Morven's is intermittent. To
add to the interest of the autumn migration, GPS transmitters have been
fitted to two males -Morven's mate and Red 8T in Strathspey, and we
still have two more to deploy - hopefully I'd like to catch Yellow HA -
the male who tried to take over Nimrod's nest in the spring.
Morven's mate now known as Talisman.
some new about mallachie ..yesterday I see this osprey in france ,near "saint jean de luz ",I post photography of this osprey in a french internet site "faune aquitaine" and i send my photo to roy dennis....sorry for my english....
All I can say is WOW - excellent pictures, and observations. Please keep us informed of all the latest happenings
Kathy and Dave
Nothing wrong with your English first class like your photography.
Excellent. She's certainly looks well , perched there like Queen Bee.
Thank you for posting.
Your picture has made lots of people in England very very happy! We have followed this bird from when she was an egg! Thank you.
Xalbai, thank you so much for the post.
As others have said, we have been following Mallachie (the name of the bird) since she was an egg so it is wonderful to see her photo.
Thank you again and please post as many photo's as you like.
Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos with us. Many of us have been waiting for further news of Mallachie and this is just the best news possible.
Thank you Xalbai, superb photos of a bird we've been following for some months!
Xalbai, Bienvenu au projet RSPB. Les photos de Mallachie sont exceptionelle. Avez-vous l'informations sufficients de notre oiseaux, nous l'aimerons tres beacoup et nous connaissons toute de leur existence, de leurs naissaince? Le 'tracking' systeme de Google, c'est superbe et peut-etre, ce soir nous pourrons voir le pointe exacte, ou vous prites les images hier.
Thank you Xalbai ... wonderful photographs of our lovely Mallachie!
Great photos thank you for sharing
Salut Xalbai et merci pour ces photos superbes. J'ai laisse un message sur votre page personnel.