Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring migration has started

On 9 March our adult eagle went along the foothills of the Hokkaido, and on 12  March has crossed La Perouse strait and after staying one day at the Cape Crillon, Sakhalin she continued to fly along the Sakhalin Island.

Interestingly her path is not quite following the coastline, was one could expect. She certainly preffer to stay at the foothills of the mountains. The Doppler locations suggest that she is still on the move.

Intrigued, Eugene

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wintering updates

At the end of February - beginning of March our eagles moved a bit.

The youngster  (Ptt 62629) moved from the Kunashir Island to Hokkaido, crossing to the Shiretoko peninsula, then evidently staying at ice in view of Hokkaido for couple of days moved to the Abashiri-shi Lake, where it remains now.

The adult female (PTT 82163) turned into a specialized highliander. It wend into a concealed valley of the Akan National Park, Hokkaido.