Migration season

This evening checked out some of the new satellite tracked birds and found that signals had come in for both peregrines and both hen harriers. The other young female peregrine, Vega, had left the nesting area and moved to Lochindorb and across the Dava as far as Tomatin, at night she had roosted in a tree beside the River Spey east of Nethybridge and in woodland near Carrbridge. I’m already interested to note that these youngsters reared in a cliff face have taken to tree roosting so quickly after departing the nest cliffs. The other peregrine, Freya, remained in the Ladder Hills, with trips as far into Aberdeenshire as Glenbuchat. The two hen harriers were still in much the same place with the female being in the watershed of the North Esk and the male being on moorlands near the bottom of Glen Clova, both sites in Angus.