Meet the new birds

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The eight new birds tagged this summer have now been named, and already some are starting their migrations southwards.  This year the names have been taken from throughout the range, and more details on each can be seen under the Meet the Birds menu..

Introducing…

…from the June tagging near Abay:

Maysa (Arabic for ‘graceful’) – female (this is the female with chicks who was caught while attacking “Brookie” the fake owl)

…from the June tagging near Zhanteke:

Canan (Turkish for ‘beloved’) – female

Kiryl (Russian for ‘noble’) – male

…from the July tagging near Aktybek:

Tesfaye (Amharic for ‘my hope’) – male

Sanjar (Azeri for ‘prince’) – male

…from the July tagging near Arykty:

Ajaz (Urdu for ‘miracle’) – male

…from the July tagging near Toganas:

Nikoo (Persian for ‘beautiful’) – female

Vyan (Gujarati for ‘air’) – male

And let’s not forget that Shirin is still transmitting from spring, so we have a total of nine birds to follow.

2015 Sociable Lapwing Tagging Sites
2015 Sociable Lapwing tagging sites

Five of the birds have started moving, and these can be seen on the map below (Canan – purple, Vyan – red, Nikoo – green, Tesfaye – brown, Sanjar – blue).  As Nikoo and Vyan were tagged in the same location, it appears that some of her data are currently missing – to be investigated!

Sociable Lapwing movements 9th September 2015
Sociable Lapwing movements 9th September 2015