Hot news!

The weather on the southern coast of The Gambia was around 33ºC mid morning, but the news from there is even hotter. 2016 Nest 2 Blue Y6 was seen for the first time since January –  as far as we know.
As an osprey landed on the main Bijoli Island, a small group offshore opposite Tanji Bird Reserve, a blue ring could be seen. Bird Guide Fansu Bojang focused his scope and the blur became Y6. Here are a few photos.

Y6 examining her rings
(c) Joanna Dailey

looking at other ospreys
(c) Joanna Dailey

having a drink
(c) Joanna Dailey

Wifi won’t support uploading even short videos, but there will be a couple on Sunday. A pre-Christmas treat for Kielder Osprey fans!

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15 Responses to Hot news!

  1. thehutts says:

    Glad you got to see a Kielder osprey Joanna. Happy Christmas. Sally

  2. Vic Paine says:

    Good shots, I bet you had a big grin 😀

  3. Jackie Green says:

    Wow, what great news, thanks

  4. Mike Simmonds says:

    What a treat Joanna. So pleased for you. A just reward for all your hard work and commitment. Enjoy and thank you.

  5. Keith R says:

    Wonder if she travelled north this year. Good to know she is still safe and sound and look forward to her being seen north one day.

    • joannadailey says:

      We haven’t received any reports of Y6 being sighted in the UK, Keith, so we’ll never know if she came north as a 2 year old. Hopefully she’ll be seen somewhere next year.

  6. Gerry Valliere says:

    Congrats to all you dedicated watchers of Kielder Osprey. I’m only an occasional but am always delighted to read of sightings of banded birds that have taken up residence in the hearts of watchers. Great news.

  7. Cirrus says:

    Such good news Joanna. What a Christmas present ! I’m so pleased for you and Kielder. The shortest day has gone – spring (and Ospreys) is on its way

  8. sheilaeffie says:

    Wonderful news, Joanna, for you and the Team. Let’s hope someone spots her in 2019. Maybe she will pop in to say hello to Mum and Dad!

    • joannadailey says:

      News that she has migrated successfully would be very welcome, Sheila. Fingers crossed she is seen somewhere in the UK in 2019

  9. Jo says:

    Fabulous news Joanna ……. She looks good ……. What a lovely surprise for you (and us) …. My very best wishes to all this festive season ….. May the sun shine brightly on all ospreys everywhere …

    • joannadailey says:

      There is a new post with videos now, Jo. Fully support your sunshine wish, hope you have a wonderful festive season too.

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