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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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Drifting away…

The weather over the Bank Holiday weekend has often not been conducive to standing on an exposed nest, however the absence of action for long periods is at least in part because the ospreys are migrating. Of the females, only … Continue reading

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Feeding strategies

It is a privilege to have an insight into four nests within Kielder Forest, courtesy Forestry Commission England nestcams. Despite problems with dropped frames on Nests 2 and 4 especially, it is still possible to compare and contrast behaviour across … Continue reading

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Nests and UV round up

The breeding ospreys have enjoyed the prolonged spell of good weather –  a sharp contrast to the wet incubation period in 2017. Moss, sticks and bark have been added to all the nests. Views of eggs come and go, depending … Continue reading

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Y1 reaches England

2016 Nest 1A male Blue Y1 was photographed at Portland Bird Observatory this morning. Regular readers may remember Y1 was at Urdaibai Bird Center on 26 April, so he has a staging post somewhere between there and the UK. Many … Continue reading

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UV: the final part of his Spring migration

The last post about UV described his arrival at Tindale Tarn on 24 April, within RSPB Geltsdale. Effectively, that was the end of his Spring migration as it is within the area he spent his time last summer. Here is … Continue reading

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UV in England on 22 April

The last ‘detail’ post covered UV’s last period in France. This one explores the rest of 22 April as he headed north in England. UV arrived at the Dorset coast near Swanage. He travelled on through England. By 09.00 UTC … Continue reading

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