From 29.07.2020. year, we follow a young female Short Toed-Eagle, OGNJENKA, who was hatched in the Vršac mountains.
After leaving the nest, Ognjenka spent some time in the area, and on 27.09.2020. embarked on an autumn migration and descended all the way to Sudan, covering a total of 6765 km in 28 days. She spent the winter in Sudan and Chad, and on 1.5.2021. headed north. As this is a young individual who still has no urge to return to the place where she hatched, she spent the spring and summer of this year in Turkey, and then returned to Chad, where she is now.
31.07.2021 another young Short-Toed Eagle is involved in the satellite telemetry program. It is a male named VID, who also hatched in the Vršac Mountains. The action was carried out by the Birds of Prey Protection Foundation in cooperation with the Nature Association “GEA” from Vrsac, and the manager of PIO “Vrsacke planine” and the Institute for Biological Research “Sinisa Stankovic”, an Institute of national importance for the Republic of Serbia at the University of Belgrade.
Vid, 31.07.2021. years (photo by Milivoj Vučanović)
Vid started moving in 11 days earlier than in Ognjenka, on 18.09.2021.and he is now moving towards sub-Saharan Africa. He successfully flew over Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, crossed the Suez Canal and is now descending to the south, following the Nile.