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Thread subject: Some New Satellite Tracking
Name Date Message
Tiger 05/20/05 08:09 pm There has been some new data published on Mirja the Finnish osprey that has been tracked for a few years now.

She takes a leisurely approach to migration.

See:

http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/english/zoology/satelliteospreys/2002/mirja.htm
Celeste 05/20/05 09:24 pm Amazing......she is one very "laid back" osprey!
Sheri B 05/20/05 10:30 pm That was a great read. It amazes me how much distance these birds cover during migration. Thanks for the link Tiger.
Tim P 05/20/05 10:48 pm Migration amazes me from butterflies to birds.
I also am amazed at this technology and am glad its being used to learn more about these birds. Thanx Tiger.
Cecilia 05/21/05 01:43 am It really is amazing that they fly so far, driven by instinct alone. Thanks for the article Tiger.
Tiger 05/21/05 05:26 am I am glad that you all liked that article as it answers a lot of questions.

I have had reservations about juvenile birds carrying radio transmitters because they never seem to survive. That said it must be remembered that most juvenile ospreys do not survive. Mirja shows that it is not only possible to suvirve but carry it through the very harsh migrations.

I wonder if her leisurely approach is something to do with her success?

Celeste 05/21/05 06:18 am I wonder also, plus she also managed to fly through storms as well, and in some instances the winds helped her. Wonder if she was a product of experienced ospreys, etc., etc....so many unaswered questions as to why one juvenile will survive over another.

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