The saddest (if one may graduate such things) was the death of Prosha as she had been in the air for 4 years and we were hoping that maybe we would witness her first own nest. We shall not. She was found dead in Russia and the death causes remain unknown.
During the following week we have lost further 2 birds from this year: Tisha in Georgia and Kirya in Iran.
Of 9 birds tagged recent years in Russia only 3 are still alive, including two tagged this year. Despite the fact, that by some the death causes remain unknown, it can easily be said that all of them were of antropogenic type (shooting, electrocution, poisoning). So totally unnecessary and useless.
Under these circumstances I am unsure whether it is appropriate to mention, that the Aquila loggers play crucial role in documenting such cases. And that afterwards they are being reused only to continue on the documenting... Wouldn't blissfull ignorance be better?