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Aschka: January 2015 – March 2016

Recently, an observation of Ascha has been received by us. Rene-Pierre Favre was able to photograph Aschka on February 8th at Chamoson in Valais. We are particularly excited about this message because we have heard nothing of this young female for some time. In the picture, the bleached feathers are only partially visible, but it is enough to identify Aschka clearly.

Since Aschka lost her GPS transmitter in September 2014, we received a few messages about sightings of her. Early in 2015, Aschka was observed by Célestin Luisier in Valais and in the Haute-Savoie by Patricia Loffi. Verena Döbelin was able to watch Aschka as she ate a dead chamois in May 2015 in Kandertal. Aschka seems to be mainly in the Bernese Oberland, in Wallis and in neighbouring France. Perhaps she will settle one day in this region. But it will take another two to three years until she is fully mature.

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  • Saturday, 27.12.2014
    Aschka: September 2014 – Dezember 2014
    Aschka was seen in all his glory by Cyril Desage on 23rd September in the High Savoy Alps at Passy. In his pictures the bleached feathers are cle...
  • Friday, 29.08.2014
    Aschka: April to August 2014
    Aschka began a long tour on the 17th April. Only three hours were needed for her to fly from the Aletsch glacier via Andermatt, Spiringen and Elm...
  • Friday, 30.08.2013
    Aschka: June to August 2013
    In the rewilding niche on the Alp Platten in the Calfeisental it soon became clear that Aschka was a natural leader and dominated her fellow Vult...
  • Thursday, 30.05.2013
    Aschka: February to May 2013
     Aschka comes from the well-known Owl and Bird of Prey Station Haringsee, where many young Bearded Vultures are raised. This young bird...