Tag Archives: migration

EB at Somone Lagoon

We promised more photos of EB in her Senegalese wintering quarters, and video. Somone Lagoon is regularly overflown by aircraft, and we were fortunate to get reasonably clear views on one flight. The red circle shows the sandbank in the … Continue reading

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EB in her wintering grounds

Today, at the end of a trip to Senegambia, we were treated to some lovely views of Nest 2 White EB relaxing in her winter quarters. Our pirogue driver Mamadou had already shown us many ospreys in Somone Lagoon, south … Continue reading

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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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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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