Eaglet 106



Eaglet 106 is a female golden eagle that was fitted with a satellite transmitter as a chick in 2010.  To view further details about her movements and history click on her link on the left.

Lost contact – probably transmitter problems

106 flew south from the Fannichs to the south side of Glen Orrin on 27th June and transmissions in July suggested the transmitter might have fallen off.  I am very grateful to Warwick Lister Kaye for making the long walk to the GPS locations. He did not find the transmitter (a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack – especially as the weather was so bad that he was in cloud) but more importantly there was no sign of a dead eagle or its remains. 106 was four years old, and the transmitter harness is sewn with a pure cotton weak point so that it falls off at the end of its useful life (5 years or so) but this one seems to have fallen off at four years. Sadly we did not follow her until she found a breeding site. In fact at four years of age she was still ranging widely – just indicates how difficult it is for the sub-adults to find a nest in areas where eagle home ranges are full. So they have to delay age of first breeding until they replace an old bird.

Summering in Ross-shire

106 started the month north of Kinlochewe and on 9th June flew east to the east end of Loch Fannich, where she spent the rest of the month

June 6th to 28th

June 6th to 28th

Moving between North Perthshire and Wester Ross

106 continues to move between the area around Glen Tilt in Perthshire, Mar Estate and Glenfeshie and Wester Ross particularly in the Loch Maree area. She has not yet found a place to settle down to breed.

April 26th - May 20th

April 26th – May 20th

Mainly in Wester Ross

106 remained mainly in Wester and Mid Ross from 3rd to 25th April, with a quick return trip to the Mondahliaths on 17th and 18th April

April 3rd to 25th

April 3rd to 25th


Continues with big circuits to Wester Ross and back

106 carried out two ofher usual big circuits from North Perthshire/Glenfeshie to Wester Ross; the first trip she flew north on a westerly track on 19th February and back via the Monadhliaths on 27th February, then north again on same westerly track to Wester Ross on 1st March and back via Monadhliaths on 13th March. Another four year old female which has not yet settled on a future nesting site.

February 18th - March 19th

February 18th – March 19th

Off again to Wester Ross

Left Badenoch on 19th February and at Letterewe on 20th via Applecross, then in this general area to 26th

February 15th - 26th

February 15th – 26th

Ranging widely

107 flew from the Fannichs to Fort Augustus on 5th/6th February, to Coignafearn next, then to Glenfeshie and Tromie on 7th and onto Sgarsoch on 9th – 10th, before back to Glenfeshie on 11th and so to Cuiach until 16th

February 6th to 15th

February 6th to 15th

Back to Coignafearn

106 flew back south tpo Fort Augustus on 5th February and next day flew to Coignafearn

Still ranging widely

Januray 27th - February 4th

Januray 27th – February 4th

She was at Shielbridge on 27th January and then next day at Alligin and at Letterewe on 28th/29th. Moved to Strathvaich on 30th/31st and Achanalt/Strathconon next day before heading to Fionn Loch area on 2nd and 3rd February. No sign of her settling down yet.