GPS-tracking the movements of eagles
May 20, 2020 4:08 AM   Subscribe

Last August six white-tailed eaglets were transplanted from Scotland to the Isle of Wight, in a bid to reintroduce the species to England. They were carrying GPS trackers, so if you have any curiosity about what an eagle might get up to during a typical day, or how far it might roam, you can satisfy it here.

One of the eagles died, another disappeared, but four are still active. One seems to think it's a red kite. The GPS data is supplemented by sightings from members of the public, such as this one.
posted by mokey (2 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
So cool! I love the way their wanderings are written about. It really gives insight into what they're doing!
posted by Mouse Army at 7:02 AM on May 20


Yes, I like how at one point one of the eagles spots another one 20 miles away and makes a detour to avoid it, while on another occasion two of the eagles happen to meet hundreds of miles from where they started and they start flying around together.
posted by mokey at 8:02 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]


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