UV has been settling back into life in Northern Senegal. Yesterday, his first full day, he visited familiar areas. The northern part of the Langue de Barbarie had been his main focus since late 2015 and he spent much of his time perched in favourite spots. He flew offshore several times: this was his furthest foray, mostly low and slow but he probably didn’t make a catch. Or it was small as he was off again 30 minutes later!
Local friend of Kielder Ospreys, Jean-marie, had been to that very area a couple of days ago and saw 27 ospreys in total, 9 within 300m. He writes about the Langue de Barbarie and the area around Saint-Louis here.
UV also travelled inland to perch by the outflow from Lac Guembeul, another oft visited site. An island looks rather like a horse’s head.
Today data arrived very early and it appeared that UV was heading off to check on some other favourite places.
Paul has written an overview of UV’s migration on his own blog – a very good read.