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 altitude – up to over 600m above terrain – until after she had passed Ziguinchor just before noon. Thereafter she concentrated on the river for a while and then sat for over an hour from noon. A catch, perhaps? She headed away at 13.09 UTC rising to over 700m above the terrain before heading down a tributary and finding her roost area.
Today she travelled back up the tributary to the river with stops along the way before starting a trip east then south – the last fix was 15.20.
We’ll try to assess whether VY has hunted successsfully but her energy expenditure in flying at high altitude indicates she’s fine.