Satellite Tracking Update 6th August

Blue YZ has been getting slowly more adventurous in her flights around her natal territory as we suspected. The satellite tacking data below shows her longest flight at just under a mile return so she has a long way to go yet to be ready for a 3,000 mile migration to Africa this autumn. As we have observed from the hides she has definitely developed a strong preference for certain perches around the loch- most notably  the Point tree.

The image below contains all the satellite data for the last few days to show you the precise detail of how she is using her territory. The interactive map on our tracking website page will have a condensed version of this to keep it from getting too cluttered. The tags can provide up to ten or so fixes a day and we generally will choose the two of three that are most representative and interesting for the summary map.

Blue YZ's movements around Loch of the Lowes early August 2013- copyright SWT
Blue YZ’s movements around Loch of the Lowes early August 2013- copyright SWT

Meanwhile in Africa, Blue YD continues to enjoy the Senegalese sunshine- the weather in Senegal toady is 29 degrees c , with thundery showers, and humidity of 74%.

He has continued to stick to his favorite lagoon and has had only one short trip inland of about 4 miles.

Blue YD in Senegal early August 2013- copyright SWT
Blue YD in Senegal early August 2013- copyright SWT

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