Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Goonta's Going!

After fledging on 16th November and spending most of the following 10 days roosting in a patch of tall trees near her nest, Goonta has now started to make larger movements, with the latest exciting map (downloaded today - click to enlarge) showing her gradually carving a path eastwards. The most recent fix we received is nearly 1 km east of her nest, which is quite a good effort for a bird that hasn't been on the wing long! I am super excited to monitor this young desert eagle's progress over the coming weeks!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Close on Matuwa

It's been a while since we had an update from our two longest-tracked eagles, Wallu and Kuyurnpa, but I'm pleased to report all is well with both! Kuyurnpa has been spending the past few months wandering the Carnegie Lakes system and floating over Matuwa on occasion, and Wallu has remained 'at home' as normal. Today, Kuyurnpa flew in from the far east and roosted almost on Wallu's home range, as shown in the above map. This is the closest these birds have been since April this year, when Kuyu passed right over Wallu's nest. How long will she stay on Matuwa this time?!