Category Archives: 9L/Archer

The search for Archer

We haven’t received any data for Archer since 11 October. She had been overwintering in an area between the main N2 road and the Senegal River. Our friend Jean-Marie Dupart visited on 20 October, but saw no ospreys. He made … Continue reading

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Brief update

Our friend in northern Senegal, Jean-Marie Dupart, spent 8 hours in Archer’s territory yesterday. There is no still no news about her whereabouts. There’ll be a post tomorrow with photographs of the habitat and information from Jean-Marie. We are very … Continue reading

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Mainly UV

The previous post, with Jean-Marie’s photos of UV, described UV as being “still very active” for an overwintering osprey. You can guess what has happened since then – he’s been fairly quiet! But prior to his ‘photo session’, UV had … Continue reading

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News and absence of news

We haven’t heard from Blue 9L/Archer, who had been settled in irrigated land south of the Senegal River, for over a week. Occasionally there isn’t data for a day, or even two – the most likely reasons being a telecommunications … Continue reading

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Brief update: UV, Aln and Archer

There was no data yesterday from UV, who is crossing the Sahara Desert. It may be another day before he gets within range of a cell tower. As predicted, Aln returned to the Sierras de Cazorla for a stopover. She’s … Continue reading

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Archer: life in northern Senegal

Archer has been increasingly settled in her territory south of the Senegal River. After arrival on 17 September, she ranged over a 35 sq km area. Latterly, she has concentrated on a couple of tributaries of the Senegal River and … Continue reading

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Aln: travelling in Spain

Today’s data revealed that Aln crossed into Spain yesterday. To some, it may appear Aln is weak because she is making slow progress. She’s been having some short days of migration. On Friday, she covered just 61.7 km in roughly … Continue reading

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Archer: is she at her destination?

Archer arrived in Senegal on 17 September. On 16 September, her last day in the desert, Archer flew 249 km. She changed from ‘migration’ to ‘explore’ mode once she crossed the Senegal River on 17 September at 12.05 UTC. She … Continue reading

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Archer: back in touch

After a couple of days without data it was a relief to receive a download tonight. We left Archer heading for Senegal. She stopped just short on 16 September. Archer crossed into Senegal on 17 September. She has been in … Continue reading

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UV reaches Iberia

Soon after we received the data for UV yesterday, he left the Gulf of Morbihan in France to fly over the Bay of Biscay. After his 12 hour crossing, UV roosted in woodland. He set off from there before dawn … Continue reading

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