Checking in on Buena Vista

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Thanks to Eric Preston of Madison, Wisconsin, for sending in this photo of “Buena Vista,” which was tagged with a transmitter on Dec. 23 in Portage County, WI. Here you can see the transmitter clearly, right where it’s supposed to be – high in the middle of the back. Buena Vista has been hanging out in the same square mile area where he was tagged a few weeks ago,  so he must be finding plenty of food in those snow-covered fields and marshes. But the persistent cloudy, snowy weather has drained the solar-powered battery to the point that the transmitter hasn’t been phoning the cell network to report in. It should still be logging GPS locations, though, and with the frigid but sunny weather with the polar vortex, we’re hoping to hear from him directly soon.

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You can see the transmitter attached to Buena Vista. With the cold temperatures and cold cover, the battery on the unit is low and we are anxiously awaiting for it to recharge and send us an update! (photo by Eric Preston)

You can see the transmitter attached to Buena Vista. With the cold temperatures and cold cover, the battery on the unit is low and we are anxiously awaiting for it to recharge and send us an update! (photo by Eric Preston)

Buena Vista perches on a hay bale. (photo by Eric Preston)

Buena Vista perches on a hay bale. (photo by Eric Preston)

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