Category Archives: Osprey updates

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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Out and about

It has been nearly two weeks since an update on UV and mostly his activity can be summed up as ‘more of the same’.  Over several consecutive days he can perch for most of the time in one small area then desert … Continue reading

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Have wings, will fly

Now we’ve entered a new quarter – and year – Paul has created heatmaps showing UV’s daytime activity from October to December 2016. (UV arrived back from migration on 11 October.) Here is the overview heatmap – the redder the colour on … Continue reading

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A new year dawns

This year four pairs of ospreys bred in Kielder Forest, a significant achievement for the Forestry Commission who have provided the platforms they use for nests. We have seen a Kielder hatched osprey, Nest 2 Blue 2H, return to his natal grounds … Continue reading

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Where today?

Since the last post about UV he has been a bit of a gadabout. He has visited places such as an irrigation canal and the surrounding land some 11 km east of the centre of his main wintering area. He … Continue reading

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Sand and sky

The last post about UV focussed on his activity south of the area he’s frequented since he returned to Senegal. So you can guess what happened next – he hardly went south again! Until yesterday when he was mainly very high … Continue reading

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Sea change

The last few posts about UV described his quite settled existence. He has no fixed routine -spending different amounts of time in several places – but he uses familiar spots and he can sit for hours! Just like most over-wintering ospreys. On Wednesday … Continue reading

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