Rothiemurchus photographed in Senegal

Hello, Do you know this osprey? was the exciting start of an email I’ve just received from Jean-Claude Lehoucq, a Belgian veterinary and also a wildlife photographer, who had been in northern Senegal in January. Attached to the email was a photo showing a satellite tracked young osprey and it was Rothiemurchus! Jean-Claude had taken the photograph on 9th January in the Djoudj National Park in Senegal. I gave him the link to our web page for Rothiemurchus. Jean-Claude replied with more information and some more photographs. He told me that he had taken the photographs from his 4×4 vehicle, which allowed closer views of ospreys, without disturbing them. He reported that ospreys were numerous in the area, often perched on the ground or in small trees, eating catfish. Many thanks to Jean-Claude for allowing me to show you the first photograph he sent. More details and photographs on Rothiemurchus’s page along with a map of GPS positions for 9th January.

Photo thanks to Jean-Claude Lahoucq