Tracking TERF05

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Tracking TERF05

Post by gemini » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:17 pm

Opening up this topic to track TERF05's coming's and going's. Comments/observations welcome!

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Post by gemini » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:43 am

TERF05 seems to have stalled! No progress since May 5. Hope all is okay!
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Post by gemini » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:20 am

TERF05 checked in later on June 7 - all is well! She appears to be sticking to the same area!
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Post by gemini » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:48 pm

When TERF05 set out did she find this area by herself? or was she following other more travelled eagles? (All maps click bigger)
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Looks like this young lady - not content to hang around Great Slave Lake - is searching out different lakes in the surrounding area
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but ultimately ends up returning to one spot - could this white spot on the map possibly be a dump? She hasn't moved from where she is now since the 12th of June. (See next post)
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Post by gemini » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:51 pm

Google earth helped me pinpoint exactly where Terf05 is hanging out - just southwest of the town of Hay River!
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And after zoning in on the "white area" on the Map Terf05 keeps returning to it looks like it is most likely a dump! But then are we surprised by that?
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Post by gemini » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:37 pm

As of June 25, 2018, it appears that TERF05 has remained in the same spot since June 11, just a short distance from what looks like could be a dump! Perhaps she has found a friend?? (click 2x for bigger)
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Post by gemini » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:09 am

July 2, TERF05 is still in the same area. Been there since June 11 - wonder what is so attractive there! She sure doesn't seem to want to go anywhere else!
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Post by gemini » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:59 am

Looks like TERF05 ventured across the river two days ago!

July 7 (even though the calendar says 8!)
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Post by gemini » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 pm

TERF05 doesn't seem to have gone very far since July 9 - except for a short adventure on the 14th. (click twice for a better view of the maps)s

TERF05's travels from July 10 - 13
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TERF05's travels from July 14 - 17 (if it looks like we are predicting the future, it's because all transmissions are in UTC time - 9 hours ahead of BC)
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They must have a very well stocked garbage dump in the NWT - she's showing no signs of wanting to leave!
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Post by gemini » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:33 pm

Where we left TERF05.......(click maps 2x to enlarge)

July 17, 2018
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Where she's been......
July 18-25, 2018
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Where she is today!
July 26,2018
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Post by gemini » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:18 am

August 31 - TERF05 appears to be very happy right where she is - If I am reading this map correctly, she hasn't moved from this area since she arrived on June 12. I wonder what is so attractive there?

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Re: Tracking TERF05

Post by gemini » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:11 am

Sept 15,2018

No change. TERFO5 still hanging around in the same general area. When I spoke with David about TERF05 the other day, he felt it was highly likely that this is where TERF05 was born and bred and is in her home territory.
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Post by JudyB » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am

The signals from TERF05 disappeared during the winter and returned in the spring - and when I asked Myles and David about that, they told me that the transmitter is not actually moving and either fell off (which I'm hoping is the case) or something happened to TERF05. They have had people in the area looking for her or the tracker and they didn't find anything. I'm ever the optimist, so I'm thinking that the remains of an eagle would be easier to see than a tiny metal device. My personal current theory is that it might be in the river snagged on something - it wouldn't transmit during the winter when the river was frozen over, and the refraction from the water could contribute to the scattered locations being reported. Maybe. I'm hoping we'll find someone to look again this summer, or maybe in the fall, since another possibility is that it was caught on a branch and TERF05 pulled free.

TERF05 does have a blue band with G over 3 on her left leg - so maybe someday someone will send us a picture of her - fingers crossed.

Added - I forgot to mention that one of the reasons I thought we were seeing activity by TERF05 is that I didn't have a sense of the area, and didn't realize the territory where all the signals were being found was much smaller than one would expect from a nesting eagle.

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