934 Kensington Pebbles

Banded on June 29th, 2017
PTT Transmitter installed on July 12th, 2017
Fledged on July 27th, 2017
Deceased on July 27th, 2017

The DNR motors to the Kensington Metropark, Milford, MI nest and identifies the female chick wearing band #61. Her name is “Pebbles” and she is the older of the two siblings. Quickly the crew returns to shore for transmitter deployment.


The tracking unit is placed on Pebbles back and secured under her keel with teflon ribbon. Extra space is provided for the muscle growth she will need for successful lift off and flight.


Wow… look at that bulging crop!! Dad delivered a whopper of a fish for breakfast, enough to feed Pebbles and her sibling, Bam Bam, throughout the day. Way to go Fred!

Only a few members of the Osprey tracking team are represented here: Detroit Zoo and Michigan Osprey. Others include Huron Valley Audubon, MDNR and USDA, Wildlife Division. “It takes a village” to successfully manage this project.

All set!! Pebbles is sporting a GSM transmitter (communication via cellular towers) and is ready to return home. The next time Pebbles leaves the nest she will wing it on her own. This tracking technology allows us to follow her movements via the MichiganOsprey.org website.

We extend a huge “Thank you” to Lou Waldock for submitting his wonderful Osprey photo to Microwave Telemetry and then generously donating his first place prize, a GSM transmitter, to Michigan Osprey.


[sc:934-kensington-pebbles ]

[sc:934-kensington-pebbles ]