Monday, August 25, 2008

Tracking ospreys during migration

August 25th - As most young have fledged and have now dispersed from the nesting areas, some are exploring new areas. By now most are starting their migrations south to wintering area where they will spend the next 1 1/2 years before returning to nest near where they originated. Please visit the link below to read (and view maps) about some osprey chicks that were fitted with satellite transmitters in South Carolina, Delaware, Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard, MA. One bird (Meadow) has even traveled WAY northwest and into Ontario!!! Strange, but very interesting. When will she realize that shes going the wrong way....

Tracking Martha's Vineyard ospreys.


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