As if it were yesterday

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!

34 minutes of foraging

34 minutes of foraging

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.

A call at the Nag's Head!

A call at the Nag’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.

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5 Responses to As if it were yesterday

  1. JW4926 says:

    Good to hear he’s settling ….. lazy days ahead for the lad methinks. Thanks for the update Joanna :-) Have you heard from any of the other youngsters?

    • joannadailey says:

      Only Y8 was tracked this year and there has been no data since the time he probably migrated. Searches at Kielder have found nothing.

      • Andy Young says:

        Hi WE live in Falston Kielder and we have bean for a walk to The Belling and we are sure we have seen and heard a Osprey (16/10/16) it flew right over us can you tell us if it possible for one still to be here Diane and Andy Young

      • joannadailey says:

        You probably have seen an Osprey, there are several sightings a day in the UK at the moment. It isn’t one of the breeding Kielder Ospreys or their offspring, the all left on migration by mid September.

        An Osprey was seen at Lindidfarne today and there have been several sightings in the Shetland Isles recently (that one is probably a Scandinavian Osprey blown east by the recent winds).

        The mild temperatures mean fishing isn’t difficult even in the north!

  2. Cirrus says:

    So pleased UV is settled Have a good winter season UV and keep safe on your journey back north

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