Satellite tracking update 25/3/2020

I have been a little remiss in posting updates because I wasn’t quite sure what our two tagged snipe were up to. As of yesterday, ELF59 had moved from Gwydir wetlands, where it spent about a month, into southern Queensland. It is in a floodplain area between the Balonne and Maranoa Rivers. It has been there about a week.

ELF 57 in southern Queensland. Fixes are shown in green triangles. The last fix was March 24

Our other bird, ELF64, really seems to like the central NSW region and has not moved very far. It was still dam hopping north-west of Newcastle up until around March 6, then it moved north-east and has been near Wallamba River in the Dyers Crossing area (inland of Tuncurry) since March 11.

ELF 64 inland of Tuncurry, central New South Wales. GPS fixes in orange triangles. The last fix was March 21.

 

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