Satellite Tracked Vulture Movements 23- 30 March 2014

This weeks update on the movements of the 10 Bearded Vultures and 3 Cape Vultures fitted with satellite transmitters.

One of the Bearded Vultures, a juvenile female called ‘Mac’, was spotted by a photographer at the Giants Castle vulture hide last week.  See the pics here. This week’s map shows us that Mac has been a busy bird since then!

Meet the birds included in the project here

Bearded Vulture Sighting at Giants’ Castle

One of Project Vulture’s followers, Dave Marshall, was at the photography hide at the Giants’ Castle vulture restaurant yesterday (26 March 2014) and managed to get these fantastic shots of a juvenile Bearded Vulture.

When viewing his photos, the photographer discovered the vulture was wearing a satellite transmitter. He contacted the Project Vulture team and we confirmed it to be Mac, a juvenile female who has been part of the monitoring project for 2 years.

Here is Mac having her measurements taken and transmitter fitted back in 2012.

From our weekly update maps, you can see that Mac has been hanging out in the Giants’ Castle area for a while.

She was fitted with a transmitter around the same time as Lefuma, who was found killed by poisoning last month. Read his story here.

 

Maloti-Drakensberg Vulture Project

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