Osprey Tracking Update 17th Feb

2012 Osprey chick Blue YD is still on the coast of Senegal  this week, having skilfully avoided being seen by colleagues there recently by moving from his winter riverside territory just as they arrived!

His movements this week seem unhurried and typical- short fishing flights over the beach and coastal shallows, and roosting  half a mile or so inland at night. He does not show any signs of struggling to find or hold territory as he is returning habitually to the same places, so he must be doing OK. Does this mean that adult ospreys have already left?

Blue YD’s movements to 14th February 2014- copyright SWT

Blue YD's movements  to 14th February 2014- copyright SWT

Here’s a close up of some of his most recent movements:

Blue YD on 14th February- SWT

Blue YD on 14th February- SWT

What’s it like in Senegal this week? It’s very dry and 24degrees centigrade- sounds  great doesn’t it?

Ranger Emma

 

 

 

 

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