Monthly Archives: September 2014

One sea, two rivers 500 km apart

In the last few days both 7H and UV have been over the Atlantic, briefly, and both have fished in rivers that flow into that Ocean. But on different continents and about 500 km apart. UV is still in Portugal … Continue reading

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7H explores in Morocco. UV goes nowhere!

After her 12 hour sea crossing from Portugal to Morocco on Sunday 7H has been taking it easy. On Monday she was on the move early for her, possibly hungry after her long journey, but she didn’t leave her roost … Continue reading

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7H crossed the Atlantic to Africa yesterday!

News just in, 7H crossed from SW Portugal to Morocco yesterday, flying 430 km over the Atlantic Ocean in around 12 hours. She roosted in scrub on 20 September, having flown to the Portuguese equivalent of Land’s End then back inland … Continue reading

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Has 7H opted for another sea crossing?

On 17 September 7H roosted overnight just north of Lisbon. By 15.00 GMT on 20 September she was headed for the SW tip of Portugal and, perhaps, a Bay of Biscay length crossing to Morocco. How did she get there? Her … Continue reading

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UV’s watery wanderings

On 13 September UV roosted in sandy scrub near the coast in Setubal Province. The next morning he set off after 08.27 GMT and by 09.00 settled a short distance SSW by the Lagoa de Melides, a place known for visiting ospreys … Continue reading

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7H still heading south in Portugal, slowly. And a bit about UV and VV.

We left 7H at mid morning on Monday when she was fishing on the river Mondego; and that is what she did all day! A panoramic photo here shows she chose a lovely spot; her final roost was to the other side of … Continue reading

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7H heads for the bright lights!

The last 7H update was on her first day in Spain when she was travelling south. She stopped in the afternoon on a narrow part of the river Navia, north of the Embalse de Salime. She rose to over 1000m flying down the river apparently … Continue reading

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