The new year greetings in news are not far actual anymore, though year in nature starts exactly in spring time.
As rule, in late February some followed birds started to move northward and also now some chary migration in the southern hemisphere occurs. There is late summer and the Lesser Spotted Eagles (LSEs) look northwards. This species has furthest wintering ground among our birds, so LSEs Aadu and Jaan are showing already some short track on map. Spring migration season started on map at 15th of February, so all tracks of current season start that time. There are visible some movements among Cranes. Ahja 4 flew ca 300 km northwards, to the biggest water body in Ethiopia, Tana lake. Second Crane (Savimäe) moved also slightly from Serbia and stopped in eastern Hungary by last received data.
Surprisingly, Black Stork Pirsu sent some locations from Cameroon, though being silent during more as half of year previously. Black Storks Raivo and Priidu did not send data last weeks, but that is usual for those individuals - probably we will see them again on map if they start to fly and more sun for solar batteries will be available. Their transmitters are quite old ones, eight and seven years respectively, so not much effective anymore. Greater Spotted Eagles are still on wintering grounds and transmitters of White-tailed Eagles (WtEs) wait for sun to be charged. Only
Latvian adult WtE named A531 transmits some rare locations and immature Meelis woke up once during the winter.