In news from Africa, our young Osprey Blue YD has left the coast and headed back yet again to his favorite bend of the Senegal and Doue rivers!
After a week or so by the sea , on the lagoons and dunes south of St Louis, on the 10th of January, he again headed north-east upstream, following the main river tributaries and channels back to his favorite spot near Doue and Goumel. You can see this from the map below, and our interactive map page at: http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/osprey/
At one point, on the 10th at round 4pm, he rested for an hour and then turned back a few miles to rejoin the river to the north- perhaps realizing he had followed a blind alley and needed to pick up the main river course again.
All these movements seem normal and there is definitely a pattern developing of these seaside trips and then a return to his favorite patch. We are absolutely delighted that he is still doing so well and rising to the many challenges a young bird faces in its winter in Africa.