Quest Explores Ontario’s Coast


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If Quest were driving a car it seems she’d be wearing out the pavement on Highway 401. After spending a few days in the Kingston area she’s back at Port Hope. With colder weather coming in already, we can only wonder what plans she may be hatching for her winter lodgings. Thankfully we’re back online with her transmitter so we’ll be able to watch the details unfold and bring them to you!

We’re going to try something new for our weekly Quest updates. Instead of building separate maps of her movements every few days, we’ll plot her positions for the entire month on a single map. We’ll use the same colored icons that we use on the Where Has Quest Been rolling map to show her most recent locations, and indicate older ones with gray icons. We think that a monthly map provides a more “strategic” view of her wanderings. Comments are welcome!

16 Responses to “Quest Explores Ontario’s Coast”

  1. Alison in Indiana says:

    What ever you give us, we will be grateful for your efforts to keep us informed.

  2. Maureen in MA says:

    I agree with Alison’s sentiment!

  3. Whatever you think is best, I appreciate. So glad she is doing so well.
    Any sights of Mariah?

  4. chicki says:

    hmmm…it almost looks like she’s making her way closer to “home”.

  5. Gail says:

    How long will her transmitter last?

    For some reason I thought it was good for only a year, so it’s wonderful that we’re still getting feeds!

  6. ei says:

    @Gail-I think the transmitter will last longer than the harness holding it on and if I recall correctly, the harness will last about 2 years.

    By the way-check out her rolling map…looks like she’s on her way west!

  7. Paul says:

    Thanks again for getting us this information!
    I think a monthly map would be interesting.

  8. David says:

    If she gets closer to Hamilton… I’ll be out w/camera looking
    to get a new picture of her. Fingers crossed.

  9. Alison in Indiana says:

    “We’re going to try something new for our weekly Quest updates. Instead of building separate maps of her movements every few days, we’ll plot her positions for the entire month on a single map. ”

    Does this mean there will only be monthly updates? Last night, when I looked at the weekly map, the most recent (red) falcon was from the 15th. Or does this mean that data from the satellite folks has stopped again, or that atmospheric conditions have not been good for the better part of a week, or has your well deserved life/lives just gotten in the way?

  10. Helen in MD says:

    Ditto to Allison’s concern. 5 days without info. E-mail problems again?

  11. Shaky says:

    Jess is probably busy and hasn’t had a chance to update the maps. I can tell you that Quest has been tracked between Port Hope and Kingston, Ontario in last few days.

  12. Paul says:

    Umm…Port Hope is in Michigan. That means Quest has been flying hundreds of miles, sweeping scross the Great Lakes region? Wow.

  13. ei says:

    @Paul-I think it’s Port Hope Ontario…see her position 10/17…just east of Wesleyville

  14. Alison in Indiana says:

    Thank-you. LG for the updates yesterday. Now the most recent is 10/19 :-)

  15. Alison in Indiana says:

    Cool, the map here is updated. LG just added data (in magenta falcon form) from Oct. 21st.

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