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 Post subject: UK MIGRATION 2009 ~ 2010
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: UK MIGRATION 2009 ~ 2010
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Back to the Bijagos Islands...
Posted on Monday, 8 Feb 2010 at 4.35 pm
The data is in, and Rothes had a slightly more active week (at least the satellite
caught her covering a wider area this last week). She spent most of the week
near Varela (so no change there) but on Friday (15th) she headed south to
the Bijagos islands. The latest point (9am on Saturday 16th) showed her to
be on Ilha Caravela. We'll see if she sticks around there for a bit in
next week's data.

Meanwhile here at Abernethy, the thaw really started on Saturday.
The ice holding one of the gutters up melted over night and it crashed
down in the early hours. Fortunately the others seem ok. The track turned
to impassable slush a foot deep, marooning the pick-ups. It turned colder
again on Saturday night so the track is now much worse than it was last week
.Jayne commuted in by tractor this morning - the sensible choice at the moment,
and she brought milk - so that crisis (black tea) is averted!

More next week.

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Sticking tight...
Posted on Monday, 22 Feb 2010 at 3.29 pm
Rothes has stuck with Ilha de Unhocomozinho for another week.
The last two points of the week (5pm on 19th, Friday and 9am on 20th, Saturday)
caught her over the sea N of the island. On a couple of fishing trips,
I'm assuming. So not much to report from her, we'll see what next week brings.

Meanwhile here at Abernethy, some idiot (ie me) wrote that the snow
was getting a shift on - so we promptly got another 6 inches and it's
properly cold - last night was -17oC according to Richard's thermometer.
I don't think it got above freezing all weekend - more importantly my boiler
stopped working resulting in ice inside every window this morning...
That's now fixed - so I can enjoy the spectacular views - it's sunny during
the day and everything is incredibly beautiful and with the birds all singing
it's pretty fantastic to be here right now (if you can take the cold...)

More next week.

Posted by Alice Macmillan at 15:29 on 22 February 2010


More snow...

Posted by richard thaxton at 15:37 on 1 March 2010
Rothes has stuck on Ilha de Unhocomozinho for another week.
She's flitting about, but hasn't yet found the need to travel further afield.

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 Post subject: Re: UK MIGRATION 2009 ~ 2010
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Posted on the DPOC Message board...by Kelly and Celeste

UK nests have also suffered having experienced its worst winter in decades. Roy Dennis made this report on February 6th:

"Harry telephoned me last night to tell me that the osprey nest at site K06 had been broken off by the winter’s heavy snow. I went over this morning, but even with my 4x4 I couldn’t get through the forest tracks to the nest area because so much snow was still lying in the forest. I walked to the nest site and found that the top of the Scots pine, which used to hold the nest, had also been damaged by the weight of the heavy snow so was no longer any use for ospreys. Over two feet of snow had fallen on many of the forests in Moray in mid winter and the weight had broken many big branches and even the trees themselves. Next I checked a nearby tree where we had built a nest about 8 years ago when the nest tree was previously damaged by high winds. Our man-made nest had also gone, so I checked other nearby trees and found a good one ideal for building a nest platform, ready for the ospreys when they return, because this is a very successful pair of older ospreys, they reared 3 young last summer, and we do not want to lose them from this very secure site. We need to wait for better weather for tree climbing and nest building. With snow still covering the forest roads, it was ideal for checking mammal tracks to see what had been about – I found red deer, roe deer, fox, wildcat, brown hare and red squirrel as I walked back to my car. It’s great to think that in less than 2 months the first ospreys will be back from Africa but I wonder how many more eyries have been damaged by this winter's heavy snow."

Bad enough they have challenges migrating, but to come home to, well, no home that's devastating. Difficult times ahead :( (Kelly's post)
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Roy Dennis really does sum it up...I guess wildlife does what it has to do, but to return from their long migration, and to have to sometimes "fight" for their nest under normal returning conditions, , and now to not even have a nest is really difficult at best. (Celeste's post)

I have been reading everywhere about the damaged/lack of food for the 2010 nesting season.
Mother Nature did a number on birds/critters/humans so far in 2010 (Beth's post)

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This is so sad hopefully they will be able to find somewhere easy to build a new nest when they get back

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The many happy returns of the world's oldest osprey
Record-breaking bird completes 3,000-mile flight from Africa to Scotland
– for 20th time


By Michael McCarthy, Environment Editor

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The female osprey has lived to three times the average lifespan of her breed and produced 46 chicks
Photo by Kevin Hacker
The bird is thought to be the oldest breeding female of her kind ever
recorded in the UK
.Ospreys' lives are often cut short by one of the numerous hazards they
face on their long migrations to and from West Africa. The total distance
she has travelling during her yearly migrations could have taken her more
than half way to the Moon.
"We are truly amazed at the tenacity and endurance of this particular
female osprey," said Emma Rawling, Perthshire ranger of the Scottish
Wildlife Trust. "Defying her age, she has made it back to us again, and
from initial sightings she looks like she is in remarkably good condition.
She is now waiting for her mate to arrive to begin her 20th breeding season."
Over the years, Ms Rawling said, this one bird has laid 55 eggs, 46 of
which hatched into chicks which have now left the nest. "She is a hardy old bird,
that's for sure, and I can't wait to watch her progress over the next few months,"
she said.
The osprey was spotted landing on her usual tree-top nesting site,
known as an eyrie, at 2pm on Tuesday. It is expected that her regular
breeding partner, a male osprey identified with a green leg ring, will arrive
within a week. This resident male will then chase away any other interloping
males before initiating the breeding process.
"Usually after mating, we would expect the female to lay between two to four
eggs in early April, and six weeks later the eggs should hatch," Ms Rawling said.
"However, as a very old bird, her fertility is now in doubt. We will be watching
the nest with bated breath to see if our female can hatch any chicks again this year."
Once the first egg is laid, Scottish Wildlife Trust staff, aided by nearly
70 volunteers, will stage a round-the-clock watch to safeguard the ospreys
and their eggs from threats including thieves and poachers who steal unhatched
eggs for private collections.
Using a camera hidden in the bird's nest, live footage of the events within will
be aired over the course of the season, both in the Loch of the Lowes visitor
centre, near Dunkeld on Tayside, and on the Scottish Wildlife Trust website.
"More than 20,000 visitors come to Loch of the Lowes each year to enjoy
watching the osprey, and our high definition nest camera makes viewing the
action a far more exciting and intimate experience," said Peter Ferns,
the visitor centre manager.
Once a common sight in Britain, the osprey was all but extinct by 1916
because of persecution. After receiving a renewed foothold in the Scottish
Highlands in the 1950s, the species has slowly spread back across Scotland
and there are now an estimated 200 breeding pairs. In recent years,
ospreys have also recolonised England and Wales.
High life: The Old Lady of the Loch
6,000 miles
Distance travelled by the Old Lady of the Loch every year during her migration.
She has flown an estimated 150,000 miles in her lifetime.
25 years
The bird's probable age.
55 eggs
The number of eggs she has laid, 46 of which have hatched.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environmen ... 26989.html

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Kitten :cheer What great girl she is!!! Hope every one will follow her, and learn from her!!! Thanks for posting :grin:

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 Post subject: Re: UK MIGRATION 2009 ~ 2010
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Hot temperatures, beautiful sunshine and an easy life….
…No I’m not talking about Loch Garten, instead I refer to the current lifestyle
being enjoyed by Rothes. After eventually sorting out all the ‘techie issues’,
I have managed to get the latest data from the satellite.

Our wayward youngster is still hanging out around Ilha de Unhocomozinho
(I dare you to try saying that fast!) off the coast of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa)
where she will currently be practicing her hunting skills and generally enjoying
the easy life (The data should be updated after 8pm tonight).
Posted by david anderson at 15:21 on 13 April 2010

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KITTEN, Thanks for the update :thumbegg:

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