Osprey migration update 10th November 2012

Blue 44

We have received new satellite data of our wee osprey adventures over the past few days and we are excited to share it in more detail with you all.

Blue 44 set off from Etang d’Hardy on the morning of the 6th of November at 6am. He stopped by Etang Blanc and continued flying South across Bayonne and Saint-Jean de Luz, crossing the river Nivelle. He followed the A63 road towards Biriatou and crossed the border into Spain set by the River Bidasoa at 12 noon.

He continued his journey down south flying over extensive patches of forest and reservoirs such as Ulibarri-Gamboa Reservoir. As we announced on Thursday, he was roosting in Burgos overnight but continued flying south the next morning. He went across Segovia and Ávila, both provinces of Castille León, and roosted again in Cáceres, Extremadura, in Gabriel Galán’s Reservoir.

But there is an interesting fact: Blue 44 has crossed paths with Blue YD, who visited the same area (only 2.5 miles West from Blue 44) on the 15th of September (see picture below).

In yellow, route of Blue YD through Spain (Castille León and Extremadura); in orange, Blue 44 last points 9th November in the same area.
In yellow, route of Blue YD through Spain (Castille León and Extremadura); in orange, Blue 44 last points (9th November) in the same area.

 

As you might have noticed by now, reservoirs are a popular feature in Spain. Blue 44 has also noticed it and has followed Alagón River on its course south to another Reservoir near Plasencia. The last data we have shows he is still in this area.

 

Blue YD

But let’s not forger about Blue YD, our pioneer adventurer!! He has returned to the area of Doue and keeps enjoying the good weather in Senegal (around 35 degrees Celsius). Will Blue YD surprise us with an unexpected trip as Blue 44 has done? We will just have to wait until next week and see…

 

Ainoa

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Blue 44 We have received new satellite data of our wee osprey adventures over the past few days and we are excited to share it in more detail with you …

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