Reed – a young male marsh harrier from Moray

With the help of Martin Cook, I satellite tagged a young male marsh harrier at a nest that he had located in the county of Moray. He had ringed the two young and I fitted tag 21253 – a non GPS satellite tag. For the first month the young harrier ranged in the general area of the breeding site. Then on last day of August he moved to Aberdeen and then north to a large area inland from the Ythan estuary

Female on left, male (Reed) on right 24th July 2012