Saturday, 19 May 2012

Where have they gone? - Day 1

Here's a quick update on the whereabouts of the cockatoos that we released yesterday.

It was a big relief and exciting to finally see the data coming from the tracking devices when they activated earlier today. So many people have put in a big effort to rehab these birds, trial attaching devices to them and help me prepare the birds for yesterday's release. Thank you to you all!

Only one remained close to the release site on Day 1 after release. One travelled to the vicinity of Bayswater. Two went north to Yokine and most surprising of all two have already travelled all the way to Herne Hill/Jane Brook area! They weren't messing about heading towards home in the hills. They were originally collected from Mundaring and Bickley. Where will they go tomorrow?