9 oktober 2008
Ny information från Raymond Klaasen:
Fiskgjusen är på plats!
The male has had no hesitation crossing the Sahara Desert this year. Without detour he directly flew to his wintering site in the outskirts of Saint-Louis in Senegal.
This shallow lake is like a waste dump for the city, but the Osprey seems to like it as he has now returned here for the third year. Here he will spend the winter, sitting on car wrecks and other city dirt. Occasionally he will catch a fish in the ocean.
An interesting feature you can see on the map is that the Ospreys tend to fly in curves while crossing the desert. This we cannot explain readily by effects of wind, but actually is a great mistery.
The detailed trackings provide us many answers but in the same time produce very new and exiting ideas about migrating birds that we have never though about before. Or as somebody recently said: virtually everything can be expected while you start to track birds, and it is that what makes this research so exciting.
I will not expect any interesting movements during the winter, but in case something happens I'll let you know.