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Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2013-04-24 00:00:00
Release Location: Lynnhaven River, Virginia, USA
Last Location: 2013-09-27 00:00:00
Linda Allen and Ron Bass
Jett is an adult male who was trapped with his mate on the Lynnhaven River near Virginia Beach, VA in March 2013. He was banded with a purple band XZ. Jett foraged mainly off the shoreline of Fort Story and also within the Lynnhaven River. Jett and his mate raised 1 young to fledging age. The chick was attacked by a Bald Eagle while standing in the nest and died of its injuries. Jett foraged on the Lynnhaven and the ocean front of Virginia Beach with one exploratory trip to the Eastern Shore. This osprey was the first of our 2013 osprey to migrate south leaving Virginia on September 5th.
We lost the signal for Jett over the Caribbean Ocean as he made the last leg of his migration from the Dominican Republic to Columbia. He left the Dominican Republic at 10am on September 25 flying SW towards Columbia. The trip started with winds out of the east then changed so the osprey was flying into a head wind. The last signal was 150km off the coast of Columbia 25 hours after he first left land.
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