A quick update this morning on our intrepid young osprey Blue 44 who is on his first southwards migration carrying a satellite tracking device.
His last known position on the 12th of September was in France, having made the first big sea crossing of his journey. By nightfall he had traveled all the way from the Isle of Sheppy in Kent to near Rouen, where he roosted in trees along a roadside in farmland.
The next morning ( Thursday 13th) he flew from Rouen to the Poitou region, stopping for the night near a small village called Chives, roosting in plantation trees amongst rich agricultural land.
Yesterday ( Friday) he traveled south to the Bordeux region and roosted last night near the town of Hosten and ventured down to the lakes of Hosten, presumably to fish. Here is a picture of the lake at dusk- amazing to think this i what our wee bird was looking out on just a few hours ago! Isn’t this technology amazing?
The satellite tracking page has been updated with all the details of this amazing journey so far this afternoon .