August 25 ~ Early in the morning, Charlie headed off-island and visited the Groton mainland from the Thames River and Baker Cove to Groton Long Point. He returned to Hay Harbor on Fishers Island around noon. Charlie spent the early afternoon between Hay Harbor, the western shoreline and the airport area, then headed southeast of […]
UPDATE MARCH 2016: We believe that we have lost Charlie.
We were hoping that Charlie was still in a “dark” area of the Domincan Republic, (where we had last received his signal in December), but as no new signals have been received, he is most likely gone. Ornithologist Rob Bierregaard, informed us that he believes he was almost certainly shot at a fish farm his last signals came from.
A special thanks to Jane Ahrens for compiling a detailed account of this sad news:fishersisland.net
The tracking data the Museum received from Charlie’s transmitter are in KMZ format and can be viewed on your own computer using Google Earth or any software that reads this format. To download the last file we received (7 MB) click: charlie_2015-12-19.kmz
August 23 ~ Early in the morning, Charlie headed north off-island to visit Alewife Cove along the New London/Waterford border, then returned to the west end of Fishers Island and spent time among trees near Hay Harbor. Mid morning, he visited the southern shoreline and trees southeast of Hay Harbor. From late-morning to late-afternoon, Charlie […]
August 22 ~ Charlie spent much of the morning making trips around the west end of Fishers Island and stopping for breaks among trees surrounding the nest area. During the late morning and early afternoon, Charlie visited the southern shoreline, Silver Eel Cove, and off-shore water to the west, then headed to trees near Hay […]
August 19 ~ Charlie spent most of the morning between the nest area and Hay Harbor on the west end of Fishers Island. He also visited the western shoreline (and beyond), and the southern shoreline. During the afternoon, Charlie made more trips to the southern and western shorelines, with breaks near the nest and the […]
August 18 ~ After a night near Hay Harbor, Charlie visited the nest area early in the morning, then spent the rest of the morning between the western shoreline and the airport. In the early afternoon, Charlie moved to the trees between the nest and Hay Harbor. He made one trip to the southern shoreline […]
August 15 ~ Charlie spent the morning making trips all around the west end of Fishers Island, with breaks between trees near the nest and Hay Harbor. During the afternoon, Charlie made more trips around the west end of Fishers Island with breaks among trees between the nest and Hay Harbor. In the evening, Charlie […]
August 12 ~ Charlie spent most of the morning on Fishers Island between the nest area and trees near Hay Harbor, with one trip to Silver Eel Cove. In the late morning, Charlie visited the airport and nearby shorelines to the north and south, then headed to trees near Hay Harbor for the early afternoon. […]
August 9 ~ Charlie spent the early morning between trees near Hay Harbor and the southern shoreline near the nest. He then visited the western tip of Fishers Island and headed south. In the late morning, Charlie reached the east end of Gardiners Island and visited Tobaccolot Pond, then headed to Gardiners Bay off the […]
August 6 ~ Charlie spent the morning between trees near Hay Harbor, the nest and the southern shoreline. In the early afternoon, Charlie visited Hay Harbor and the southern shoreline, then headed to the nest area for the late afternoon and early evening. In the evening, Charlie visited the southern shoreline and the nest, then […]
August 4 ~ Charlie spent most of the morning among trees north of the nest at the west end transfer station, with one trip to the southern shoreline. Charlie spent much of the late morning to late afternoon, along the western shoreline, with visits to the nest and airport in-between. In the late afternoon and […]