UV – after a few days by the lagoons it’s back to base!

We left UV at the Langue de Barbarie on 31 March, an area he has visited several times on his travels round northern Senegal. He had a couple of quite lazy days in that area. This was the afternoon of 1 April.

A lazy afternoon on the beach for UV

A lazy afternoon on the beach for UV

He arrived by 12.30 GMT having roosted south of the Langue de Barbarie. In the early evening he flew north and roosted very near an area frequented during his migration by Einion, the 2011 Dyfi Osprey Project male juvenile. This photo shows the habitat. Thanks to Paul for the graphic.

UV is in the shadow of Einion's patch

UV is in the shadow of Einion’s patch

On 2 April UV went to the south end of the spit again. For unknown reasons, certainly not the weather, he decided to travel approximately 45 km south for his roost. And then return the next day!

UV heads back to the Lange de Barbarie on 3 April

UV heads back to the Lange de Barbarie on 3 April

The 4 and 5 April can best be described as meandering; UV flew neither high nor fast but drifted slowly southwards each day. Here is the image for 4 April.

Meandering days. Part 1

Meandering days. Part 1

The next day UV went slowly back towards his usual area near Fas Boue. With Rutland Osprey Project 30(05) safely back home UV flew directly over her territory.

UV near 30(05)'s area

UV near 30(05)’s area

Finally, on 6 April UV returned to very familiar ground, although most of the northern coast of Senegal has now been overflown by him at least three or four times!

The last image shows the usual ‘typical day’ of a couple of trips to the sea and a lot of sitting inland.

A typical day for UV on 8 April

A typical day for UV on 8 April

There will be an update on 7H in Morocco in the next couple of days.

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