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Osprey Tracking Update: FR3 on the move!

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Over eight months of relatively little activity has finally come to an end for FR3. During the past fortnight our young osprey, fledged from the nest at Loch of the Lowes in 2015, has been travelling east from “home” on the bolon (creek) near Bulok, revisiting places last seen in October.

FR3's movements between 9th & 24th July 2016 ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

FR3’s movements between 9th & 24th July 2016 ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

FR3 left Bulok sometime after 11am on 10th July and by 12pm was in the vicinity of Kandonk. He stayed here for the next 13 days exploring the bolon to the SW of the village.

FR3's activity within the bolon near Kandonk ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

FR3’s activity within the bolon near Kandonk ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

After 12pm on 23rd July FR3 set off once again travelling further east to his last recorded location at 7am on 24th, SE of Kassagne within the Bintang Bolon floodplain (link to photo).

The rainy season in the Gambia traditionally begins in late June. Perhaps a change in the weather conditions which may have led to rising water levels on the creeks has triggered FR3’s move inland? It will be interesting to see how far east our young osprey goes.

Jonathan

 

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