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