Zadhira is dead

Body of GSE found in Iran. Photo: Seyed Saeed Mousavi.Unfortunately a sad news - one of the Russian Greater Spotted Eagles did not survive the migration. The bird named Zadhira was born last year and while in the nest was tagged with our 25g unit. Spent the winter on the Arabic Peninsula and then headed east, visiting Kuwait. Further east he reached the Zagrs Mountains which forced him to turn north. Unfortunately this journey did not last long. Soon after the logger started sending coordinates from one point only and after a week the body was found under a power line.

The only positive aspect is the international cooperation that took place in order to find the bird. That is extraordinary how people of different nations, cultures and religions can cooperate together. Neither CIA, FBI nor CNN would do it faster, more efficient and, above all, pleasant. Thank you all who contributed to that!