The data downloads from GSM trackers are random and there was a late one tonight with partial data on UV’s journey. We had expected him to have reached the coast late yesterday or early today. That did not happen, but when he did start to cross to Europe today at shortly before 14.00 he changed his mind.
At the point just offshore he was at 783m ASL and seemed focused on Europe. Paul’s weather analysis showed deteriorating visibility at the time. Tying in the weather with migration is vital.
UV’s course would have taken him to Ibiza – rather further than Spain – so it was a good decision to turn and track along the coast. Here is the overview image.
UV has already travelled over 5000 km. He could rest up on the Algerian coast for a few days. Or he may not!
Here is his roost site tonight. His first roost out of desert.