Archives for February 2013

Chris Wood locates him in his winter quarters

Just received a late email this evening from Chris Wood, who has sponsored the tracking costs of Rothiemurchus.

He writes

“Roy,
We found Rothiemurchus today 20/02/2013, at his usual location,on mud banks next to a tributary of the main river. He looked well and the tracker aerial was clearly visible.Also osprey nearby but no ring.I got a picture of
Rothie but not the best.
All the best Chris.
P.S. I`ll forward the picture when I get home.”

Well done Chris – look forward to seeing the photos of him and his habitat.

The recent GPS signals have all been from his usual haunts

Moved north to Monar

Reay was south ofKinlochourn on 10th February, then on 12th at Glen Dessary, west end of Loch Arkaig before flying north to Loch Mullardoch on and then from 13th was between Loch Monar and Loch Carron

February 3rd to 15th

February 3rd to 15th

A new signal in Sutherland

Canisp’s transmitter gave a good non GPS signal at 6am on February 12th from north side of Ben Hee, so the transmitter still has a little life

To North Perthshire

Fearnan was in the Glen Tromie – Drumochter area on 12th to 14th February and then moved to North Perthshire north of Calvine

February 2nd to 15th

February 2nd to 15th

 

 

 

 

 

No change

In usual haunts to 13th February

Returned west to Elphin

Suilven was in the Alladale area 8th to 10th February and then returned to the west near Elphin to 13th Februaryt

February 1st to 13th

February 1st to 13th

Off back north to Caithness

He was at Cpoignafearn on 4th to 7th February and on 8th flew SW and then north over Loch Ness to reach Garve at 4pm and roost that night near Ben Wyvis. Next night he roosted west of Wyvis Lodge  and on 10th flew north over Alladale and by 4pm was in Strathnaver near Rhifail. On 12th he flew east and settled again on the moors in Caithness north of Morven. On 16th February he moved south into the hills north of Kildonan

February 2nd to 15th

February 2nd to 15th

Gone back to Wester Ross

She was at west end of Mar Estate on 7th to 9th February, then roosted in Glenfeshie on 9th/10th but by 10am on 10th was at east end of Loch Cluanie, flying NNW at 37km/hr. By 4pm she was south of Little Gruinard and from then to 15th she was in the area east of Fionn Loch.  At 4pm on 15th she had flown to a coastal area and was roosting less than a mile south of Badachro

February 3rd to 15th

February 3rd to 15th

Fiddich moves back to earlier wintering site

February 2nd to 15th

February 2nd to 15th

Fiddich remained in Djoud National Park until 11th February, when she flew north into Mauritania and spent the night NE of the river. Next day she flew west and roosetd in the dunes on the Atlantic coast in the Diawling National Park.  On 14th she flew SE and by 1700GMT was back in her earlier wintering site on the river south of Lac de Guiers

Settled back on Guadiaro river

Beatrice remained on the river with a flight down to Palmones on 9th and trips to the Med coast on 7th and 13th. Beautiful sunny weather in Scotland and I passed her nest outlined against a clear sky in the afternoon today.