Info from Aivar Leito
Estonian text posted 30.04.2018
Crane Loode with transmitter in western
Dear Crane Friends!
There are again good news from the travels of the cranes with transmitters. The long awaited ”world traveller” Ahja 5 at long last reached home . After the last adventure in Karelia and Russia Ahja crossed the Estonian-Russian border at the
After that he stayed at home basically being busy in the northern part of Ahja around Mõtsküla, Rookse and Vanamõisa. Since the spring migration season is coming to an end I think that he will not venture anywhere far out but will stay near his home area or at least in
Others of our cranes had an active migration day on April 29. Hauka 3 made a long jump from northern
My “home crane” Aivar from Soitsjärve also made a migration jump on April 29 and reached the Engure lake in northern
Crane Ivar who had reached home already earlier stays in his home area of Vooremaa and the Sõrve crane in
Muhu crane Liiva is also still in the Kaliningrad Oblast’s eastern part.
Furthest away from home is crane Loode who after successfully crossing the Alps has reached western Czech Republic and gathers new fat reserves for the last migration jump home. Very probably he will do so in the first days of May.
See also the bird migration map : http://birdmap.5dvision.ee/