Saturday, 25 April 2015

Little Curlews on the move at last - Inka Veltheim & Clive Minton

Very exciting news - two of the little curlew with PTTs deployed this year have departed Anna Plains (IDs 61 and 65). This timing of departure matches well with a bird from 2014 (24/4/14), which reached the breeding grounds.
Little Curlews Numenius minutus. Photo: Rick Else
The two little curlew are travelling together, presumably in a flock, and at 10pm last night (24th April) were 210 km north west of Anna Plains. 

Last fixes for these birds were at 4:27am (65) and 5:20am (61) this morning (25th April), roughly 560km north west of AP. 

Last fixes for these birds were at 4:27am (65) and 5:20am (61) this morning (25th April), roughly 560km north west of AP.
More updates to come as the migration progresses. Exciting times ahead!

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