Archives for January 2016

Loyal

Loyal is a young female eaglet we satellite tagged at her nest on Hope & Loyal Estates of Wildland Ltd Estates in North Sutherland  in June 2014.  On 29th June I went to the nest site with Thomas MacDonell (Director of Conservation Wildland Ltd) and Paul Butterworth and colleagues, who had already ringed the chicks. We tagged this eagle with sat tag 129017 and on this date she weighed 5.75 kg – the heavier chick. The parents had been feeding fulmars to the two eaglets. Her sibling is Hope.

Wandering in usual areas

Mackay is in her usual areas being on Inveresk 19th December and Invermuick on 27th December.

Previous data  is on the Raptortrack website  www.raptortrack.org  and I am slowly moving  everything to this website  and closing down raptortrack.

 

Resident in her range

Calluna’s transmitter is on its winter schedule giving just a few non-GPS locations on sunny days and Calluna remains in the North Angus glens.

Previous data  is on the Raptortrack website  www.raptortrack.org  and I am slowly moving  everything to this website  and closing down raptortrack.

Usual wanderings

Agnes was north of Loch Monar on 13th – 15th December, by 19th she was in the upper Spey north of Garvamore, then in the upper Dulnan on 23rd and by 27th December back in Coignafearn.

Previous data  is on the Raptortrack website  www.raptortrack.org  and I am slowly moving  everything to this website  and closing down raptortrack.

 

No change

Roxy is ranging in her usual areas as well as spending time at her nesting site

Ranging in West Sutherland and Wester Ross

Globe was in Assynt on 8th December and then moved south to the Ben Dearg area 17th to 21st and on to the Heights of Kinlochewe on 22nd – 29th December.

December 8th - 29th

December 8th – 29th

Usual areas

Canisp’s transmitter is on winter time cycles and gave a non-GPS location between Rhiconich and Kinlochbervie on 27th December.

No change

Cromarty living in same area and just moving to fish in mangrove backwaters or in the Atlantic Ocean. The map shows his movements today.

December 31st

December 31st

Very settled

Beatrice is now very settled in her normal wintering site and spent the whole of December within an area of 2 km²

December range

December range

Brodie

This young female eaglet was ringed and satellite tagged at its nest on Strathspey Estates near Boat-of-Garten on 26th June 2014. When tagged it was well grown with a wing length of 395mm and a weight of 5 kg. This eaglet’s parents are a very successful pair which generally rear one or two young in their eyries built in old Scots pines. Previous tagged eaglets from this nest include Cullen (which moved to breed in East Aberdeenshire) and Calluna and Mackay which are ranging as younger eagles in the Cairngorms National Park. This eaglet was featured in the newsletter of Seafield and Strathspey Estates, which led to it being sponsored by the prestigious Edinburgh law firm of Brodies LLP. We are very grateful to Brodies for supporting our conservation work and we have named the eaglet Brodie. Brodie stayed with her parents until late in the winter and is only now started to branch out on her own, as her parents start a new breeding season.

Brodie on ringing day

Brodie on ringing day