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    A six-week-old osprey chick has been fitted with a satellite transmitter in Keswick to be tacked on migration to Africa

    NewsBirds of Prey NewsMonday 09 July 2012
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    A solar-powered transmitter has been attached to an osprey chick hatched in Cumbria so experts can watch the progress of the bird on its own way in the world.

    Quoted by BBC, Pete Barron of the Lake District Osprey Project said: "The last ospreys we satellite tagged in 2010 ended up in Mauritania and Senegal.”

    This transmitter will record the altitude, the speed and course of the bird every hour, and is expected to last for three years.
     

    Source: BBC News

    Photo by Hugh Venables

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