The spring migration of our cranes has started

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Fri, 16.02.2018 - 23:00

Info about the migration start from  Aivar Leito

Photo Arne Ader


Estonian text posted 15.02.2018


Eurasian cranes  



It is a pleasure to report that the springtime migration of our cranes with GPS or GPS-GSM devices has started!

As the first “Paslepa” who was born last spring in Noarootsi near Paslepa and spent the winter in north-eastern France started his spring migration.  He flew non-stop in a straight north-easterly direction and late in the evening of the same day reached the Gusov wetland nature protection area but did  not stay for the night there but flew on until early morning and finally stopped to rest in the wetland of the Oder River floodplain in the Oderwiesen nature protection area at the northern border of the town Frankfurt an der Oder.

In the next day, February 13th, he flew almost 80 km back along the road that he had come by and stopped near the city of Zossen. We will soon see when and how he continues the way home.

See the migration paths of the cranes with transmitters and others too on the Birdmap web page :

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