Ranging is Deeside and Angus

Mackay was just SW of Glen Clova on 4th/5th December and roosting in a wood north of Bridge of Dee on 6th and 11th December. Taking in non-GPS locations the range was 875 square kms

Usual wandering in National Park

Mackay was north of Ben Avon in mid July and on 16th flew to the south edge of Glenfeshie Estate and north Perthshire until 2nd August, when flew to Brown Cow Hill.

July 13th to August 4th

Still ranging widely in the Cairngorms National Park

Mackay was mainly in the Brown Cow Hill area but on 18th May carried out a 75 km circuit, passing Ballater at  11am, midday in Glen Clova and an hour later to the west of the Glenshee ski area and then back home. On the 19th/20th  May she flew to An Sgarsoch and back. On 24th/25th of May she made another circuit of the Angus glens and on 31st May a day trip to Abernethy reserve.

May 14th – June 3rd

Usual wandering in Eastern Cairngorms

Mackay has been wandering widely in the last month in an area of 1900 square km in easetrn Cairngorms; mainly south of Brown Cow Hill recently.

April 22nd – May 15th

Usual range and big flight on 19th February

Mackay spent February mostly to the east of Ben Avon and south to the River Dee. On the 19th made a big flight of at least 125 km, leaving the overnight roost flew south of Braemar at 8am and was flying at a height of 1030 m. An hour later she was further south at nearly 1000 m and then flew north to be perched east of Ben Avon at 10am. She flew east to be north of Daldownie at 11am and then flew south over the River Dee and Loch Muick to the north end of Glen Clova at midday when she was at the height of 1120 m; an hour later she was flying over Glasmaol heading west. At 2pm south of Braemar at 1020 m heading north at 23kph. At 3pm flying at 1550 m near Brown Cow Hill and an hour later was flying south near Culardoch. Obviously a lovely day for displaying eagles.

February locations

Big day flight 19th February


The usual areas in the south the Cairngorms national Park

Mackay’s transmitter is just sending non-GPS data due to the short winter days, but showed clearly that he was ranging as usual south of the Cairngorms in an area of 575 km².

December 30th - January 16th

December 30th – January 16th


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 wide ranging in the Cairngorms national Park

Mackay started the month of July on Glenfeshie estate and them flew east to Braemar on 8th and 9th July, then north to Ben Avon and on to Inchrory. On the 14th flew south to Angus glens and was near Mount Battock on 14th to 18th July. Then moved to the Angus march north of Glen Clova to 25th of July and on the 28th flew north-west over Braemar to spend the last days of July on Abernethy Forest reserve.

Range in July

Range in July


Ranging in the Cairngorms National Park

Mackay has been ranging widely as usual in the Cairngorms National Park from the Angus glens north to Abernethy nature reserve on June 7th – 8th – just north of Bynack More

May 12th - June 9th

May 12th – June 9th

Much ranging in usual areas

Mackay ranged widely again over the Cairngorms National Park,  Aberdeenshire and down into Angus. On 2nd April she was in Inchrory, and then roosted on Abernethy reserve on 8th/9th of April, on the 11th she was at the edge of the Glenfeshie, on the 21st in Glen Tanar and on the 22nd right back down in Angus at Glen Markie. During April she ranged over 1600 km².

April 1st - 24th

April 1st – 24th