During the end December and first half of January both birds spent on Iturup Island. The island has several salmon runs and several fish hatcheries. The adult female (yellow line) spend her time in the southern part of the island, near the part known as Dobriy peresheek (Good isthmus), at the lake Dobroe and at pinnacles along the coast of Dobroye Nachalo Bay (Good beginning bay).
The immature bird was from the end of December 2009 to mid- January 2010 at the Reydovo hatchery some 7 km from Reydovo town. The hatchery has been operational since 2003 and has several small channels around it, full of fish.