The results of long-year studies on the European population of the Greater Spotted Eagles Aquila clanga were recently published. This time the aim was to reseach the migration strategies. Aquila dataloggers were used within the studies.
The publication can be viewed here.
Unfortunately a sad news - one of the Russian Greater Spotted Eagles did not survive the migration. The bird named Zadhira was born last year and while in the nest was tagged with our 25g unit. Spent the winter on the Arabic Peninsula and then headed east, visiting Kuwait. Further east he reached the Zagrs Mountains which forced him to turn north. Unfortunately this journey did not last long. Soon after the logger started sending coordinates from one point only and after a week the body was found under a power line.
The only positive aspect is the international cooperation that took place in order to find the bird. That is extraordinary how people of different nations, cultures and religions can cooperate together. Neither CIA, FBI nor CNN would do it faster, more efficient and, above all, pleasant. Thank you all who contributed to that!
The winter is over. Strange one as it was very mild. This year birds return to their breeding grounds earlier than usually. However Greater Spotted Eagles seem unaffected by the situation. Which is nothing strange. We have had winters when individual birds wintered even i Poland.
We are pleased to inform that we just published the migration map of Greater Spotted Eagles. Four born in the Moscow Region birds were fitted with our "Aquila25" loggers this year. Their journey can be followed here.
Meanwhile on our company's migration map you can follow the migration of another Russian GSE, this one born in Tatarstan.
We have some news from the Belarus. The "Conservation of native birds" issued an article about this year's breeding season presenting some photos from the installed nest cameras. The full article (in Belarussian) is available here.