401 Houghton Harvist

Banded on July 4, 2014
Transmitter installed on July 14, 2014
Fledged on August 5, 2014
Began Migration on August 13, 2014
Last transmission on August 15, 2014 in Grand Ledge, Michigan

July 14:  Our team ventured north to Houghton Lake to once again tag a young Osprey with a transmitter.  This unit uses GSM technology which sends its data to a cell tower rather than a satellite.  Again, Sergej climbed and while assuring the chicks that they were OK reached in and gently removed the youngster from the nest.  The crew including a journalist from the Houghton Lake Resorter watched as Houghton Harvist had his unit secured to his back.  Huron Valley Audubon Society sponsored the transmitter and, along with Sergej, chose his name.

July 4:  A male chick was hatched behind the “red gate” in the north unit of the Pike Marsh near Houghton Lake, Michigan. He was one of two youngsters in a nest on a platform built to resemble a utility pole.  (Ospreys love to weave their nests on power poles.)  Sergej Postupalsky climbed 18 feet to the top, retrieved both chicks and banded them in his mini van as the mosquitoes and deer flies were horrific.  He determined that one was male, the other female so we  now  have another male candidate for transmitter deployment.

Use the calendar at the top of the map to help navigate through the path of the Osprey. Click on a date and a dot representing each bird appears on the map for that date. Click on that dot, and more detailed information will appear. Drag the dot along the lines to see their path.