The latest movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh and Mollie and our Cape Vulture N207, for the past week, that are fitted with satellite transmitters and included in our monitoring program.
Unfortunately we will no longer be able to wonder why Pharaoh was wandering – he has dropped his transmitter, which means from now on only 3 birds are on our map. There was no sign of Pharaoh at the remote site in the Lesotho highlands where we found his transmitter, and the harness showed signs of normal wear and tear after being on for 7 years. Therefore we hope that he is still alive and well. Fortunately we know where he is nesting and will make sure we look out for him during the next breeding season.
Further sad news for the week was a report that a shepherd in Lesotho had killed one of our newly fledged chicks at a nest site that we are monitoring regularly. This is a huge blow to the programme and the matter is being investigated further by the authorities in Lesotho.
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