Dulas has been in the same area for the last three months. He's still in the large estuary and river system on the Rio Cacine, Guinea-Bissau, just to the west of the Guinea border.
He arrived here on January 17th and has not moved out of his 11 mile radius home range in all that time. His environment will look a lot different now to what it did in January - most of the other ospreys that would have been competing with him for food and good perching spots will have disappeared. The only remaining ospreys will be birds of the same age as him, and a few which are a year older.
In less than two months Dulas will be a year old and will probably have caught in excess of 300 fish. We must not assume it's plain sailing from now on however, he's still in the throes of a severe dry season. Two other satellite tracked ospreys seem to have come to grief during the last few weeks unfortunately; Rutland Water's AW and Gill Lewis' Sky Hawk Ozwald. West Africa can be a hostile place for ospreys with much tougher conditions than back in the UK and elsewhere in Europe
Dulas' Mum and Dad have just arrived back at the Dyfi for another breeding season of course, but we will continue to keep a close eye on our tracked 2011 birds in Africa. Still nothing from Leri, but Einion seems to be doing well just like his brother.
Don't forget you can follow Dulas and Einion on Google Earth, their transmitters send back signals every two and three days respectively at the moment - help on how to do this can be found here.