Archives for October 2016

Lost contact

Orla was ranging in the Monadhliaths through the summer but we lost contact in early September. No sure what has happened.

No change

Roxy remained in her home range in an area of 65 km²; on 29th September she was south as far as Talla Linfoots

Ranging in the Cairngorms National Park

Mackay was near Loch Builg on 20th September and then next day flew to the southern part of Glenfeshie and ranged there and into north Perthshire until the 25th. On 26th flew south-west to Loch an Duin in Gaick and on the 27th made a long flight to Cowharn in Angus and then ranged in the North Angus glens to 1s October. Then moved to Braemar with a loop to Glen Tanar on 4th and ended this period in West Mar near An Sgarsoch

September 19th to October 9th

September 19th to October 9th

Usual ranging in Sutherland and Caithness

Loyal was usually in her main area in east Sutherland but on 25th of September flew north to Strathy in North Sutherland and then back on the 29th. On 1st October if she flew a long flight west to Ben Hee and onwards on 3rd October to Cape Wrath side. On 5th October she was near the Clo Mhor cliffs and on 7th she flew all the way back to Kildonan

September 19th to October 9th

September 19th to October 9th

Ranging widely in the north-west Highlands

Globe started her travels at Achfary on the 20th September and then moved to the west end of Alladale estate until end of the month. On 1st October she flew north-west and north reaching Canisp in Assynt on 4th October and then on to the west side of Loch Eriboll on 6th. She moved on to The Moine and on 8th flew south back to Achfary. She ranged over an area of 1400 km²

September 20th - October 9th

September 20th – October 9th

Very settled in North Sutherland

Canisp has remained in her chosen area in the Foinaven SPA and has ranged over an area of 90 km²

September 15th to October 8th

September 15th to October 8th

No news

Calluna had been ranging all the time in her home range in the North Angus glens but signals became poorer and none were received after 11 September. This transmitter has given problems in the past.

Still ranging

Agnes was at Coignafearn and to the west in the Monadhliaths until 1st October, she then flew west and north on her usual circuit being mainly in mountains north of Loch Mullardoch. On 2nd October she was at Achnashellach, at Kintail on 4th and and low down in Strathconon on 5th October.

September 19th to October 9th

September 19th to October 9th

No news

I had hoped by now signals would have been received from the GSM transmitter but nothing has come in which could mean that he died or was killed on the Sahara Desert crossing, or he is at a wetland, possibly western Mali which does not have mobile phone reception, or that the transmitter has failed.  The GSM transmitters give incredible detail but the disadvantage is that the osprey has to pass a mobile phone mast to send data. The older GPS transmitters gave less data but would give a last known location. Fingers crossed.