Category Archives: Blue UV

Track and field

Paul has created what we think is a first, a marriage of satellite tracking data with photos of the osprey’s activity observed in the field – in this case UV foraging. Here is UV on an earlier foray on 26 … Continue reading

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Changing places

In the last post we described changes to the northern part of the Langue de Barbarie. An increase in human activity in the unpopulated area at its southern end may well be why UV – and other ospreys – were less … Continue reading

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A different place

This blog is about habitat change on the northern part of the Langue de Barbarie but we’ll start and end with some ospreys! One of the puzzling aspects of UV’s behaviour since his return to his wintering area in October 2016 … Continue reading

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So much more than a red dot

A detailed picture of activity can be developed from the data provided by GSM/GPS trackers. Fascinating and valuable though that is, to see the subject – in this case UV  – is a greater thrill. A recent trip to the Langue de Barbarie area … Continue reading

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Back to the beach

The last update about UV was written on 12 February before data for that day’s activity had arrived. We commented on UV’s tendency to spend most of the day inland so you can guess what he did on 12 February! … Continue reading

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Comparisons

UV’s activity in the first ten days of February has been similar to last month with most of his perches being inland rather than on the coast of northern Senegal. He is still flying for up to four hours a … Continue reading

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UV in January

The last post described an unusual day when UV was airborne for as many hours as during migration. This one looks back at his activity in January as a whole. No better way to start than with a heatmap created by … Continue reading

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