An Easy Life

We’ve just updated the Google Earth tracking page. As you will see both AW and 09 are settled at their wintering sites in Guinea and Senegal. In fact the latest data really does demonstrate what an easy life adult Ospreys have in the winter. Both birds spend most of their time perched just inland, with one or two daily forays out to sea to fish. They usually catch within sight of land but on one notable occasion – on 19th November – AW was fishing six miles offshore. This reminded me of standing on the beach at Tanji in the The Gambia last winter and seeing numerous Ospreys fishing in the sea – and catching needle fish amongst others. Here’s a video we recorded that morning.