Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Exploring a wider radius

Ozwold has been exploring a wider radius, making flights of up to 1km from the nest site. Roy thinks he may be tracking, looking out for his father bringing fish back to the nest. It will be interesting to see how far he ventures from the nest site over the next few weeks before he leaves for his migration and if he visits any potential fishing areas himself.

The female adult birds tend to leave  for their autumn migration earlier than the males. Ozwold's mother does not have a satelitte tag so we won't know if she has already left. Beatrice, one of the female ospreys Roy has been following since 2008 has just started to move south from her nest site. You can follow some of these other tagged birds on Roy Dennis' website http://www.roydennis.org/

Roy also tagged three osprey chicks in Wales. You can follow these birds, Leri, Dulas and Einion on the facebook page of the Dyfi Osprey Project.

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