Category Archives: Osprey updates

A few days with UV

In the last week UV – wintering in northern Senegal – has had some visitors from the UK. Jean-Marie Dupart met us in ‘UVland’ on 8 February. Whilst we were photographing another couple of ospreys, Jean-Marie took the more important … Continue reading

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More photos of UV

Jean-Marie Dupart has sent us some photos of UV, taken on Friday morning. Jean-Marie saw UV flying towards the mouth of the Senegal River, presumably to get breakfast. Later that morning, UV was perched in a favourite tree. Nearby, another … Continue reading

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Update on UV in northern Senegal

Our friend Jean-Marie Dupart saw UV twice late last week. He has shared details of his sightings and his photos with us, for which we are very grateful. On Thursday, an osprey was perched a little way inland from the … Continue reading

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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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