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Friday, November 17, 2017

Not much change

Nothing much has changed since the last post.  Steppe eagle 105 is still at a rubbish dump near the  town of Wadi Ibn Hashbal (about 50 km NE of Abha), though it did make excursions of about 50 km to the east and west.  Although it is still early in the winter, this bird may stay in this place until spring migration.

162312 has settled, at least for the moment, in central Saudi Arabia near the town of Shaqra, about 180 km NW of Riyadh.  This birds is also spending much of its time at a rubbish dump.

Locations of two Steppe eagles fitted with satellite transmitters during early November 2017.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Two things

Well, the Steppe eagle we have been tracking that has been migrating (162312) has crossed into Saudi Arabia.  It is currently near the town of Qbah

Steppe eagle migrating across Iraq and Saudi Arabia in autumn 2017.
Contrary to my predictions that the other eagle we are tracking (105) might have headed south, it turned up at the rubbish dump at which it has spent the last month or so.  When it disappeared, it headed east, presumably out of gsm range.

Movements of Steppe eagle (105) during 26 October-1 November 2017.