Our tagged birds have set off on their autumn migration
BirdLife Hungary (MME) have marked 4 rollers with PTT satellite tags during the summer of 2016, as part of the roller conservation Life project.
Applying the tag (Photo: Béla Tokody).
The rollers were given the following names: Bukfenc, Artúr, Eleven and Fehérlófia
Bukfenc with the tag (Photo: Béla Tokody).
The weight of the tag is merely 4.5 grams, less than 5% of the bird’s body weight – thus, it does not hinder it during the migration neither while feeding or in flight.
The release of Bukfenc (Photo: Béla Tokody).
Local experts observed the tagged birds in their natural breeding habitat, and they’ve managed to take some photos of them too.
Bukfenc (Photo: Balázs Csibrány).
Three rollers set of fon their journey at the beginning of September, and all of them reached their first stopover site within a week. Based on information from last year, they’ll spend about a month in this area, located int he Sahel region.
The route of the three birds (Source: http://www.satellitetracking.eu/ ).
The fourth individual, Fehérlófia set off on the 19th September. All the birds can be followed online on the site http://www.satellitetracking.eu/.