http://www.ospreys.org.uk/satellite/index.htmlAutumn Travels - By Anya Wicikowski on September 6, 2018
S1 has made fantastic progress; he entered Western Sahara from Morocco on the 3rd September at 17:00. He has been skipping over the border into Mauritania a few times; a good reminder that these ospreys don’t see our man-made boarders, highlighting the need for international cooperation to protect not just these, but all migrating birds.
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Almost There - By Anya Wicikowski on September 7, 2018
S1...After spending the night in the desert on the 5th of August,
S1 was quickly up into the sky and off south, he has now made his way to the south of Mauritania. This morning at around 7:00 he was only about 100 km from the border with Senegal, which means he could be arriving at his wintering ground as we speak! It will be very interesting to see which part of Senegal or The Gambia he has chosen to spend his winter. We know that 30 has her preferred spot on the Senegalese coast, somewhere between Dakar and St Louis, so is S1 heading down to this area? Or could he be following his nest mate S2 who was photographed on the Sine-Saloum Delta, near the northern border between Senegal and The Gambia? At S1’s current rate it won’t be long until we have the answers to these questions, let’s hope he has a successful last few days of migration before his well-earned rest.
By Anya Wicikowski on September 9, 2018
I thought S1 might have reached his wintering grounds by now, having entered Senegal on the afternoon of the 7th, but instead he has carried on and looks like he could be heading towards The Gambia. After crossing the Senegalese border he roosted to the East of St Louis, he then headed further south and, as of 17:00 8th was just north-east of Kaolack. He is reasonably far inland at the moment, around 150 km in fact, and is only about 70 km away from the Gambian border, so could his wintering ground be somewhere along the central river? We should find out soon!
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/the-times-the ... -changing/" Rutland - Manton Bay, UK Osprey Tracking
Rebecca Pitman on September 13, 2018:
S1 had reached Senegal by Monday, but is now in Guinea-Bissau, west Africa. He has crossed over The Gambia and seems to have sought an island existence for itself for the time being, having headed near Bolama. "
Migration Route Key - S1 - 30 - 4K
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/with-a-little ... net-guide/What about 4K? - By Rebecca Pitman on September 20, 2018
Since we last spoke, this young male has moved even further south – now into Guinea. Answers on a postcard for where he will eventually end up (not a request to be taken literally, thank you readers). Sierra Leone? Côte d’Ivoire perhaps?
Exciting news from Senegal! This morning we saw Rutland Osprey, 32(11),
at his wintering site at the Sine-Saloum Delta...timmackrill explains...
http://www.ospreys.org.uk/whos-that-in-the-mangroves/Who’s that in the Mangroves…?
By admin on January 11, 2016
32 is a male Osprey who was born in Manton Bay, to Maya and 5R(04), in 2011. This means that not only is his father the well-loved 5R, his grandfather is the legendary 03(97)! It is also very coincidental that 32 should be the Osprey we find in Africa, as he is the mate of our satellite-tagged female, 30(05), whom John, Paul and I will be visiting next week. Her wintering grounds are only 200km away from that of her partner. 2015 was the first year 30 and 32 bred together, after 30 had failed to find a partner for the previous two years. This also means, of course, that 32 is the father of the 100th Rutland Osprey chick! What an individual to have discovered on his wintering grounds in Senegal!