Location Maps

2014-2016: Blue UV’s migrations

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courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

2016: summary migration maps for Nest 1 male Blue UV’s first return to the UK

20160422-20160505 UV in AfricaUV migration in Europe

courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

 

2015: summary  autumn migration maps for Nest 1 female juvenile Blue VY

Detailed information about VY’s migration is on the blog; search under ‘abroad’. ‘migration’ and ‘Blue VY’ for all relevant posts.

VY left Kielder on 3o August and made steady progress through Europe.

VY in Europe

VY in Europe

After crossing to Africa VY travelled considerably further than the 2014 tracked Kielder juveniles, reaching the far south of Senegal in late September.

VY in Africa

VY in Africa

After a few days exploring the Casamance River, the winter home for some other UK tracked ospreys, VY went south to Guinea Bissau for a few days before returning to the Casamance.

VY in southern Senegal and Guinea Bissau

VY in southern Senegal and Guinea Bissau

2014/5: summary autumn migration maps for tracked juveniles

Detailed information about the migrations is in regular posts on the blog main page.

The map below shows Nest 2 female 7H’s migration from 7 September until mid October when she was on stopover in Morocco. She remains in the same area.

7H migration from 7 September to mid October

7H migration from 7 September to mid October

The map below shows Nest 1 male UV’s migration path from 2 September to mid October. He had been at stopover in SW Portugal since 15 September.

UV's migration from 2 Sept to mid Oct on stopover in SW Portugal

UV’s migration from 2 Sept to mid Oct on stopover in SW Portugal

The next map shows his onward journey to the Western Sahara, where he remained until 21 January 2015.

UV from Portugal to Western Sahara

UV from Portugal to Western Sahara

From 21-25 January UV flew south, mainly very near the coast, as far as just north of Dakar in Senegal. He then started re-tracing his route. The map below shows his journey from Cintra to his location in northern Senegal until late April.

UV in northern Senegal

UV in northern Senegal

This map shows UV’s location from late April to date and his previous Senegalese site.

UV and Senegal

UV and Senegal

The map below shows the migration route of Nest 1 female VV from 31 August to 11 September when data uploads ceased. She was on the edge of the Atlas Mountains and probably perished trying to cross them or in the Sahara beyond.

VV migration 31 Aug to 11 Sept 2014

VV migration 31 Aug to 11 Sept 2014

2016: locations relevant to Kielder Ospreys

UK sites significant for Kielder Ospreys

Blue 1H, the first Kielder Osprey seen overseas

Blue 1H from Kielder near the northernmost limit of UK osprey destinations in West Africa © Google Earth, courtesy Sally Hutt

Blue 1H from Kielder near the northernmost limit of UK osprey destinations in West Africa
© Google Earth, courtesy Sally Hutt

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