Monthly Archives: November 2014

River Rover. And Reservoir Resident

The weather in Azemmour has taken a downturn, with some rainfall every day last week except Tuesday. Friday was the wettest and windiest day and 7H did very little. But since the last update 7H has travelled some distance along the river … Continue reading

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“I saw three ships” …… but that wasn’t all

As it is getting near Christmas a title pinched from a carol seems appropriate for the gem to follow. Regular readers will know Paul Wildlifewriter has been providing some detailed weather   information and also research aspects for the blog. He … Continue reading

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Weather highlights. And a bit about the juveniles!

The blog is becoming more about the weather than the juveniles. But as it is increasingly changeable the question of the impact on them – and fish – arises. For UV in SW Portugal the weather picked up last weekend but it … Continue reading

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UV and 7H update

UV The weather has been quite unsettled in Portugal with some wet and windy days; on 13 November there was an Orange weather warning for rain and 41 mm of rain was recorded at Sines on the coast. The surface winds … Continue reading

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Back to base for 7H

After an exciting (well, to her followers!) couple of days 7H has returned to the Azemmour area. The last fix on Friday showed her making a U turn, but was it just to find a roost area? She followed a … Continue reading

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Is 7H moving on?

The last post ended with 7H possibly flying away from her stopover near Azemmour and heading for her final wintering destination. When yesterday’s data arrived it showed that in fact she returned to Azemmour. But there’s lots more to tell. This post owes much … Continue reading

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Pylonphilia!

7H During the last few days 7H has virtually abandoned her scrubland roost areas near the river for the pylons further inland. She has now spent many hours on 11 different pylons although some are more favoured than others. And only … Continue reading

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