Welcome to the Scottish Wildlife Trust's osprey tracking project. Now in its second year, we are currently tracking an osprey chick from Loch of the Lowes (Blue YZ) as it makes its way from Dunkeld to West Africa - a journey of over 3,000 miles in total.
You can track our osprey chicks (from both 2012 and 2013) using the map and tabs below, or follow the instructions to view the migration in Google Earth. Regular updates are also available on our blog.
You can turn individual migration tracks on and off using the checkboxes below. Please note that since Nov 2012 we have not been receiving data on Blue 44.
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This male osprey hatched on Monday 21 May 2012 at the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve in Perthshire. Its mother - affectionately known to many as 'Lady' - is thought to be the oldest breeding osprey in the UK. 'Blue 44' was satellite tagged on Monday 2 July 2012 by osprey expert Roy Dennis. By tracking his journey to West Africa, we hope to gain valuable information on the behaviour of ospreys.
First seen on Tuesday 12 June 2012, this male osprey hatched at one of the Scottish Wildlife Trust's Angus reserves. To protect the nest's location, we have located the first point on the osprey chick's journey over the county town of Forfar. 'Blue YD' was satellite tagged on Tuesday 17 July 2012 by osprey expert Roy Dennis. By tracking his journey to West Africa, we hope to gain valuable information on the behaviour of ospreys.
If you would like to follow the migration of the satellite-tracked ospreys within Google Earth, you can add the osprey satellite data to your copy of Google Earth. If you do not already have this software, download it for free from the Google Earth website.
Once the ospreys are in your list of Places you can use the toolbar on the left hand side to toggle on/off each tracked osprey and double click them to zoom straight to their location.
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