Migration of cranes with transmitters advances

Submitted by Looduskalender EN on Tue, 25.09.2018 - 11:40
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Information from Aivar Leito
Photo Arne Ader
English translation Liis

Estonian text posted 17.09.2018

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Dear Crane Friends!

The migration of the cranes with transmitters  “Aivar“ and “Hauka 3“  who set out early has advanced again.

“Aivar“ again made a long migration leap and late in the evening on September 19 reached the Hortobágy National Park in East Hungary, the same area where he made a long stop last autumn. But then he arrived there almost a month later, on October 10.  Evidently he will stay there for some time now too.

Crane  “Hauka 3“ surprised us again: he did not stay long this time in Miory in Belarus but went on. The crane started on September 16 at noon and reached  the little town of Maidan-Lupnens`kyi in north-western  Ukraine already in the night at 3 o’clock, continuing the night-time migration! So far the flight  has gone straight towards south. To where he will continue the migration will be interesting because there is a possibility to turn either towards south-west and reach Hungary or towards south-east to the Black Sea coast! Soon we will know.

Compared to last autumn ”Hauka-3” now migrates differently: in the autumn of 2017 he passed through central Latvia and Lithuania and reached north-eastern  Poland on October 23. Thus last autumn ”Hauka-3” migrated more than a month later and verged strongly towards west although he  later returned eastwards until Hungary and spent the winter somewhat to the south in Croatia.

Migration map: http://birdmap.5dvision.ee/EN/

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