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Kainuu Satellite Ospreys

Kuva: Matti Kemppainen Nine satellite Ospreys have been equipped with new age GPS/GSM loggers by the working group of the Finnish Osprey foundation (Vesa Hyyryläinen and Heljä Pylvänäinen) in Kainuu region in the middle of Finland during 2011–2016. The transmitters are powered by a solar panel and weigh under 30 grams. Satellite transmitters reveal detailed information on the migration routes, wintering grounds and territory use of individuals in their breeding areas. The satellite monitoring Ospreys are part of a larger Osprey research project covering the whole Kainuu area, carried out by Biologist Vesa Hyyryläinen in cooperation with Heljä Pylvänäinen. The Finnish Museum of Natural History is an important collaborator in Kainuu tracking studies.

The main cooperation partners of the Kainuu project are Metsähallitus, ABO Wind, Sisärakenne Kukkola Oy and PaltamoPandion.

Please have a look at Kainuu Satellite Ospreys migration routes 2011-2017! Currently (spring 2018) there are now satellite tracked individuals.

Movements of Kainuu ospreys 2011-2017

Tracked individuals

Birds being tracked at the moment

Currently there are no satellite tracked Kainuu-based Ospreys.


Birds tracked previously

Tuisku mapTuisku the Satellite Osprey

A male Osprey nestling named Tuisku got her new age GPS-GSM logger on 27 August 2017 by the working group of Osprey Foundation. Vesa Hyyryläinen´s ringed him 21.7.2017 with an aluminium ring with M-70974 to his right leg and a yellow plastic ring with a black inscription JVT on his left leg. Satellite Osprey Tuisku´s cooperation partners are Metsähallitus  and PaltamoPandion. Tusiku died in Pielavesi in September 2017.


Joeli map

JoeliMale satellite Osprey Joeli was captured 8 July 2016 by the working group of Osprey Foundation Vesa Hyyryläinen and Heljä Pylvänäinen in Kainuu region in the middle of Finland. The new age GPS-GSM logger was fitted at the same time. Male Osprey Joeli got an aluminium ring with M-68446 to his right leg and a red plastic ring with a white inscription FF on his left leg. Joeli had two nestlings in the summer of 2016. His breeding area is very closed with the other Satallite Ospreys Jaska and Ukko. The cooperation partners of Satellite Osprey Joeli are ABO Wind and PaltamoPandion. Joeli's transmitter has not sent data after 14 January 2018.


Kusti mapKusti the Satellite Osprey

Male satellite Osprey Kusti was captured 2.8.2017 by the working group of Osprey Foundation (Vesa Hyyryläinen and Heljä Pylvänäinen) in Kainuu region in the middle of Finland. The new age GPS-GSM logger was fitted at the same time. Male Osprey Kusti got an aluminium ring with M-71822 to his right leg and a red plastic ring with a white inscription HA on his left leg. Satellite Osprey Kusti´s cooperation partners are Metsähallitus and PaltamoPandion. Kusti died in Sweden in September.


Jaska mapJaska. Kuva: Matti Kemppainen

Male satellite Osprey Jaska was captured by the working group of Osprey Foundation in Kainuu region in the summer of 2014. The new age GPS-GSM logger was fitted at the same time. Two weeks earlier a female nestling (called Onerva) of the same nest has got its own logger. Male Osprey Jaska was ringed by Vesa Hyyryläinen as a nestling 25 July 2011 only 23 kilometers southeast from his nest. Jaska got an aluminum ring with M-68466 to his right leg and a yellow plastic ring with a black inscription JR on his left leg. Jaska had one nestling in the summer of 2014. During summers 2015 - 2016 he failed with his breeding activities. The cooperation partners of Satellite Osprey Jaska are Metsähallitus and PaltamoPandion.


 Ukko Ukko map

Male satellite Osprey Ukko was captured 30 July 2015 by the working group of Osprey Foundation Vesa Hyyryläinen and Heljä Pylvänäinen in Kainuu region in the middle of Finland. The new age GPS-GSM logger was fitted at the same time. His name is based on the local history of Hyrynsalmi. The following day a male nestling (called Tommi) of the same nest got its own logger. Male Osprey Ukko got an aluminum ring with M-68466 to his right leg and a red plastic ring with a white inscription FC on his left leg. Unfortynately Ukko the Osprey died 30 August 2016 by an accident quite near of his nest. The cooperation partners of Satellite Osprey Ukko are Metsähallitus  and PaltamoPandion.


Halla, Hilla and Hollo map

Three Osprey nestlings Halla, Hilla and Hollo got their loggers 29 July 2016 in Kainuu by the working group of Osprey Foundation Vesa Hyyryläinen and Heljä Pylvänäinen and the photographer Matti Kemppainen. Their father Ukko got its own logger earlier. Their names are based on the local history and nature of Hyrynsalmi. At the same time the female nestling Halla got an aluminum ring with M-68506 to her right leg and a yellow plastic ring with a black inscription JSF on her left leg. Accordingly the female nestling Hilla got an aluminum ring with M-68507 and a yellow plastic ring with a black inscription JSH and the male nestling Hollo M-68508 and JSJ. The cooperation partners of Satellite Ospreys Halla, Hilla and Hollo are Metsähallitus and PaltamoPandion.

Hilla, Halla ja Hollo


Tommi Tommi map

A male Osprey nestling named Tommi was fitted with a new age GPS-GSM logger on 31 July 2015 by the working group of Osprey Foundation. Satellite Osprey Tommi was born in Hyrynsalmi, municipality in the middle of Finland in Kainuu region. His name is based on the very famous local hunting knife. The previous day Tommi´s father Ukko, the male of the same nest, got its own logger. At the same time, Tommi got an aluminium ring with M-67056 to his left leg and a yellow plastic ring with a black inscription LK on his right leg. Tommi the Osprey disappeared 24 November 2015 when he was fishing at Lake Balik Gölϋ in northern Turkey. The cooperation partners of Satellite Osprey Tommi are Metsähallitus  and PaltamoPandion.


Onerva Onerva map

A female Osprey nestling named Onerva got her new age GPS-GSM logger on 21 August 2014 by the working group of Osprey Foundation. Vesa Hyyryläinen´s ringed her 27 July 2014 with an aluminium ring with M-67038 to her left leg and a yellow plastic ring with a black inscription TK on her right leg. Her name´s based on a very famous Finnish poetess L. Onerva. Two weeks later her father Jaska the Osprey got its own logger. Onerva the Osprey disappeared in the middle of September 2014 somewhere in the Russian Karelian region after she had migrated southeast one week. The cooperation partnersof Satellite Osprey Onerva are Metsähallitus  and PaltamoPandion.

 


Eikka ja Vesa Hyyryläinen. Kuva: Juhani Koivu Eikka map

In the summer of 2011, a new Osprey was added to the satellite-monitoring project started in 2001 and headed by the Osprey Foundation and the Finnish Museum of Natural History. On 2 July 2011, the working group of the Osprey Foundation, comprising Vesa Hyyryläinen, Juhani Koivu, Harri Koskinen, and Heljä Pylvänäinen, fitted a male Osprey in Paltamo with a 30-gram GPS Argos satellite transmitter that runs on a solar panel. The Osprey was named Eikka after the most famous poet in Finland Eino Leino, who was born in Paltamo. Eikka the Osprey was the first tracking Osprey in Kainuu area. In the past, the same kind of transmitter has been used to monitor the movements of Ospreys Pete and Jukka. Vesa Hyyryläinen ringed Eikka with an aluminium ring M-58631 to his right leg and a red plastic ring with a white inscription FA to his left leg. The satellite monitoring of Eikka the Osprey is part of a larger Osprey research project covering the whole Kainuu area, carried out by Biologist Vesa Hyyryläinen in cooperation with Heljä Pylvänäinen. Unfortunately, Eikka the Osprey died in late September in Ukraine near the town Tserkasy after a ten-day migration. Eikka had been found killed near the village of Irdyn. Local biologist Dr Maxim Gavrilyuk told us that he received his information on the event by one of his students, who found Eikka’s carcass, removed the transmitter, and brought it to Dr Gavrilyuk. Later on we got the transmitter back. The cooperation partners of Satellite Osprey Eikka are Sisärakenne Kukkola Oy, E.ON, Paltamon Osuuspankki and Kainuun Sanomat.

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Text: Vesa Hyyryläinen, Web page management: Markus Piha
4.4.2018