Saturday, 16 October 2010

Scottish peregrines satellite tagged

Many of you will know about Roy Dennis' Highland Foundation for Wildlife and the ospreys and other species that he has satellite tagged for a number of years.

Roy recently emailed me with details of another website he has started on which he gives details of the new species he has tagged this summer in The Cairngorms National Park.

They include two juvenile peregrines, a merlin and a hobby and the movements of these birds and other raptors can be followed on his new website which is :

The young peregrines are venturing further from their nest, though within the Highlands area.

The hobby, a true migrant, is now in Senegal though poor signals (due to lack of sunshine) failed to give Roy any track down through the UK or France until the bird reached southern Spain.
It will be fascinating to see where the young peregrines go during the winter. Will they go to the coast? Will they move south and if so how far? Might they come down to the Peak District, even visit Derby?
These are the first peregrines to be sat-tagged in the UK so the information they provide is ground-breaking.
The same is true for the hobby and merlin though hobbies have been tagged in Germany and followed through a whole winter in Africa. Amazing what can be achieved as the size of transmittors is reduced, allowing their use on smaller species such as the hobby and merlin.

Nick B (DWT)

Could Roy's birds come down to Derby? Time will tell......

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KerrySuffolk said...

Thanks for the tracking link, very interesting.

One bird on the tower at present, ? the male, doesn't look very big.

Nick Brown (DWT) said...

The falcon was on the tower this morning about 8.30 am.
Nick B (DWT)

Terry, Herts UK said...

Ah, at last! 320am. One peregrine on tower cam. Looks like a rather sleepy falcon.

Anonymous said...

23.00 Peregrine on tower cam. Appears to be having a late-night meal.

Al Feersum said...

Just (as in, the last 10 minutes) seen one circling over the industrial units around Parcel Terrace. Lots of feral pigeons there due to the recycling plant.

(by the way, your Captcha isn't displaying, and the accessible Captcha is bad)

Anonymous said...

cameras stuck at 11:36.

Anonymous said...

Multi-view camera is stuck at 11:36.

KerrySuffolk said...

Still bright sunshine in Derby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Camera on the blink again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steph (Canada) said...

One sleepy bird in view with a brightly lit Jury's Inn in the background.
The multi-view is still stuck.

KerrySuffolk said...

Sunday 11.30 am.
Sunday brunch is present on the lhs of the nest platform.

KerrySuffolk said...

Sunday 17-30
Brunch left overs being eaten for afternoon tea!