The Steppe Eagle we are tracking that made an early attempt at migration (see earlier blog post), then returned to Oman is now in Iran. 162312 left the Tahwa landfill site, where it had spent much of the winter, on 8 April on its second migration attempt. Like the other Steppe eagle we are tracking, it spend some time (5 days) on the Kuwait-Saudi Arabia border, before pushing farther north. By 26 April, 162312 was located about 50 km southwest of Qom, Iran, following a path similar to that used by our other tagged Steppe eagle (see the April 14 post).
|Migration of 162312 from Oman (8 April) into central Iran (26 April) during spring 2017.|