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More about Y6

On Thursday we described finding Blue Y6, the youngest of three 2016 offspring of Nest 2’s 37 and EB. This post has a bit more detail about the sighting. We’ll begin with a photo of her. Gambian Bird Guide Fansu … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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UV again!

Just over a week after photographing UV in his wintering grounds in N Senegal, Jean-Marie Dupart saw him again yesterday morning. You can just see the antenna of UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter. Then UV took off and flew around the area, … Continue reading

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UV is seen again. Briefly!

Jean-Marie Dupart saw UV early today – 07.50 UTC. Just before he set off towards the Senegal River mouth. Here are Jean-Marie’s photographs, showing the blue ring on the right leg (first photo) and the GSM/GPS transmitter (flying shots). Now … Continue reading

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7L/Aln checks in

We haven’t received data from 2017 Nest 2 female 7L/Aln’s satellite tag since early March. She has a GSM/GPS transmitter, so data can only be sent if she is near a cell tower. She is well away from technology in … Continue reading

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First photos of UV back in his wintering grounds

2014 Nest 1 male Blue UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter failed in May this year. There were a few records of him over the summer, but we have received no news since August of his whereabouts until today. Then… Jean-Marie Dupart, who … Continue reading

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Intruders on the new platform

Yesterday’s post promised details of W6’s last few days on the platform after the unringed female migrated, and information about intruders. In a sense, the two are intertwined, as W6 enjoyed the company of Mrs YA from Nest 1A for … Continue reading

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A developing relationship

This post describes the bonding between Blue W6 and the unringed female on the new platform in Kielder Forest erected by Forestry Commission England. The first time they were seen together on the trailcam was 10 July, and we have … Continue reading

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Headlines about the new nest platform

On 19 October a post revealed that 2015 Nest 3 Blue VW had landed on a new nest platform in Kielder Forest, and promised more about the use of the platform. There is still some analysis outstanding, but the key … Continue reading

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Current Nest 3 news!

Hot on the rather dated news that 2015 Nest 3 Blue VW successfully returned to Kielder Forest this year, we have ‘hot off the press’ information about a 2018 Nest 3 juvenile. Yesterday, Renato Bagarrão photographed Blue 224, named Bywell, … Continue reading

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