Monthly Archives: December 2014

7H: pylons and… polytunnels?!

7H has continued to stay in a relatively small area around Azemmour; there are a few interesting aspects amongst her routine. She tends to be on the move from her overnight roost (the score in the last few days is trees 4, … Continue reading

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UV wings it!

When the last update was written UV had just returned to the lagoon area on the northern end of the Gulf of Cintra. And that is where he still is when the last data was received at lunchtime today. He has … Continue reading

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Old ‘news’. But exciting all the same!

In August this year the only surviving osprey from three hatchlings at Nest 1 in 2011 was identifed for the first time since he left Kielder. And he wasn’t too far away! On 11 August three birdwatchers, Keith, Russell and Joe, … Continue reading

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7H likes the sand too! Or gravel

Since the last post on 7H she has stayed in the same range west of the river (ie roughly as far as the pylons) but she has gone further east along the shoreline than of late. And she has spent … Continue reading

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UV takes a tour

We left UV on 18 December when he was exploring the area at the SW end of the Gulf of Cintra. Since then he has been further south but today was back to Bajo Tortugo at the northern end of Cintra. … Continue reading

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Is this a first for tracking analysis? And more on UV

UV is still at the southern end of the Gulf of Cintra. Paul identified him almost certainly ‘plunge-diving’ to catch an early supper on Monday. In Paul’s words. It’s very seldom that we can spot the moment when an osprey plunge-dives to take … Continue reading

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A brief bit on 7H

Remember 7H, the Nest 2 female juvenile with a likeness for a particular pond and plenty of pylons? With UV’s journey from Portugal to Western Sahara and his second stopover she hasn’t had a mention for almost a couple of … Continue reading

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UV: at second stopover still!

Before covering what we know of UV’s activity since the last post, here is an image provided by Paul showing UV using the flying technique known as ‘crosswind tacking’ as he pushed across to the coast last Thursday. You can read … Continue reading

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UV and the Gulf of Cintra

A data update came in early on Saturday for UV. And yes, he was continuing his mini-stopover in Western Sahara. A first, possibly, for an osprey from the UK (although are two nights an ‘official’ stopover) or will he stay? A tracked … Continue reading

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UV, one very interesting Osprey

There was another data drop from UV late today, again unexpected given lack of cell towers in Western Sahara. But as soon as the data file opened it was clear how this had happened. He has gone nowhere! Here is … Continue reading

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