Archives for October 2013

Ranging in the natal area

Suilven has been ranging in a large area of 250 km² in ass sent, with some flights as far North as Kyle skew.

Ocober 15th - 27th

Ocober 15th – 27th

Ranging in North Sutherland

Canisp was in NW Sutherland until 23rd October and then went via Ben Hope to the moorlands around the Loch Rimsdale and Strathnaver.

October 16th - 26th

October 16th – 26th

No change

Roxy is back living very much within her normal home range, to 29 October

Still moving around a lot

Reay moved from Ben Eighe to Letterewe on 16th and stayed in that area in the eastern end of the estate until 24 October when he flew south to Loch Morar and then on to his regular haunts to the east of Strathcarron.

No change

Fearnan continued to live in her usual haunts to the east of Dalwhinnie, with a brief move down to West Drumochter on 15th and 16th October before moving back north.

October 16th - 28th

October 16th – 28th

Possibly settling down the far north-east

107 continued to live in North Sutherland and Caithness centred on Morven, and then on the 24th flew north through the flow country and settled in the moorland south-west of Shurrery in Caithness.

October 15th to 29th

October 15th to 29th

Still covering a lot of ground

106 has been ranging widely over an area of 2500 km² between Gruinard and Cannich, Lochcarron and Ben Dearg, where present on 29th of October.

October 15th - 29th

October 15th – 29th

No change

Rothiemurchus is now well settled in his wintering quarters and his ranging has been within an area of  0.5 km² with the exception of the flight northeast of 6 km on 28th October.

October 17th - 29th

October 17th – 29th

No change

Beatrice remained in her usual wintering location with the exception of flight down to the coast near Guadiaro at midday on 20th  October. Edward and Gayle Whalley sent this nice photograph of Beatrice showing her moulting her large flight feathers.

Beatrice in moult

Beatrice in moult

Back to natal areas

Suilven flew west on 29th – 30th September to Breabag and then the Assynt area – mainly living around Canisp and west end of Loch Assynt, with flights south to the El

September 21st to Octoner 16th

September 21st to Octoner 16th

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