Monthly Archives: September 2015

VY and the Casamance River

Since the last update VY has been in the same small area on the south shore of the Casamance River. Here is a heatmap from Paul showing her activity from her arrival until the data download last night. She begins most … Continue reading

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It’s an anniversary today…

On 23 September 2014 7H reached the second largest river in Morocco… and that was the end of her migration! Initially it seemed she had paused at a staging post but as the days went by it became clear she … Continue reading

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VY still explores the Casamance River

After an early data download yesterday it was a late afternoon one today and VY has not moved very far. Especially today. Here is her travel yesterday. VY was quite late as usual setting out and flew at mainly high … Continue reading

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VY explores the Casamance area

VY has stayed along the northern side of the Casamance River since her arrival in the area on 19 September. The last post described her change from ‘full on’ migration into an apparent search for a winter home. In the … Continue reading

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A bit of catch up on VY

Over the last couple of days VY has changed from migration mode into ‘looking for a good winter spot’ behaviour. And she is at least trying to catch fish. In this animation of 18 September by Paul the darker the fix … Continue reading

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VY is still heading south

Just a quick update on VY today – she continues to head south, having roosted north of the Gambia River last night. She crossed back into Senegal at lunchtime after a couple of offshore excursions. A graphic from Paul shows … Continue reading

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Another country for VY’s list. Plus links to fascinating reading and watching!

The latest data on VY shows she stopped short of Kaolack last night, roosting 23 km to the east. This morning she headed south at first and flew low along a short stretch of the Saloum river before carrying on in … Continue reading

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Is VY nearing her winter home?

Late this afternoon data arrived for VY’s travel since she reached Senegal late on 15 September. On 16 September she set off on a rather more SE course than seemed desirable, so after nearly two flying days where would she be? The … Continue reading

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Going back in time – VY’s travel on 9 and 10 September – and a bit more

The missing data for 9 and 10 September arrived yesterday. 9 September was VY’s longest active day and furthest travelling distance by far: – she flew 523 km at an average speed of 40 kph in twelve hours. This is … Continue reading

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Some more data on VY’s desert crossing

Some of the missing data on VY’s travel after 8 September arrived overnight, however we are still lacking a significant amount for 9 and 10 September. By the end of 10 September VY had crossed the High Atlas Mountains which will be covered … Continue reading

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