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Scottish owl tracked to Morocco (BTO) (1 Viewer)

BF Newsroom

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Latest update from the BTO: Scottish owl tracked to Morocco

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A Short-eared Owl, fitted with a satellite whilst breeding in Scotland, has been tracked to Morocco. Researchers from BTO Scotland have been developing methods for surveying Short-eared Owls in their breeding haunts and tracking the movements of individuals across the year.



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Acrocephalus

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Very interesting. Just a few years ago, the Short-eared Owl used to be a rarity in Morocco.

Laurie, Marsh Owl has been indeed observed recently near Oualidia.
 

jogresh

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Interesting stuff. I remember seeing a SEO in Morocco one winter. What i also find really interesting in the linked BTO blog, is the female SEO which nested in Scotland and once the chicks had hatched, left the male to feed them, and then migrated to southern Norway and almost certainly nested again there. I wonder how often this kind of thing happens - i seem to recall that it's confirmed in Dotterel. When i was doing a month of bird surveys and training in Syria i was often told by farmers and govt rangers that some birds like Quail and Skylarks will nest in the early Spring in Syria then continue north following the advance of spring.
 
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