Lagoon lazing

The last update on UV described his furthest ever foray south in Senegal. It ended with him having neared ‘home’ but continuing past Fas Boue. This is where he ended up on 26 April.

UV at the Langue de Barbarie again

UV at the Langue de Barbarie again

And he is still there six days later – or was at 16.00 GMT today. Paul has made a graphic showing his explorations until yesterday morning.

UV settles in his new area

UV settles in his new area

He has consistently roosted near the northern end of the lagoon even when spending most of the day at the southern end. Here is an image of a typical lazy day.

A close up of a lazy day

A close up of a lazy day

On 29 April he spent more time over water than other days.

UV at the northern end

UV at the northern end

At 15.05 UV was just offshore over the lagoon. At 15.09 there was a ‘no fix’ entry in the data. It is very likely that he was in the water at that point, hence no data transmission was possible. The temperature reading dropped at 15.10, another indication. He then went to sit inland so may have had a fish with him! Thanks to Paul for the analysis.

All this flying around Senegal is perhaps rather hard to get into context. Here is an image showing the extent of UV’s explorations. It is around 190 km in a straight line between the top and bottom points. Quite a traveller, our UV!

UV's range since arriving in Northern Senegal in January

UV’s range since arriving in Northern Senegal in January

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One Response to Lagoon lazing

  1. KEITH ROGERS says:

    While all the drama takes place in UK it is welcoming news that UV is enjoying his explorations in Senegal.
    The range map does show a clear perspective of his explorations to date since his arrival in January.
    I suppose one day after a migration or two one of these spots will be his own.
    I do like his range area.

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