Osprey Migration Update 4th February

Our young osprey Blue YD seems to continue to enjoy the terrain inland from the coast this last week, with most of his activity being in a triangle between the villages of Doue, Goumel and Dado.

He has been quite mobile , as ever,  dividing his time fairly evenly between fishing on the river, and following irrigation channels around towns,  with occasional forays into drier desert lands nearby.

Interestingly, the vast majority of data points we have received over the last week, show him sitting still, meaning he is not doing huge amounts of flying- but when he does fly he is covering very good distances and having no trouble time wise. From this we can speculate that he is probably not having to work particularly hard to find a meal and is able to spend a lot of time relaxing- which is  very reassuring.

This last week he ahs roosted in two new locations overnight, and it would seem he is developing these preferences for individual trees . This fits well with our observations here where the birds develop strong preferences for favorite roosting or feeding trees, where they eat daily, or from which to survey their surroundings.

Still no news from Blue 44 alas but we continue to hope he is ok out there somewhere with all the other young ospreys who head off into the unknown each year from Europe.  

Blue Yd’s Movements January 2013

Remember there is an interactive version of this map available on our webpage : http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/things-to-do/osprey/

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