Monthly Archives: September 2016

UV: a high flyer!

In the post last Friday we wondered if UV would head for Africa by the end of the weekend given favourable weather conditions for crossing the Mediterranean. As of 11.00 UTC on Monday the answer was ‘no’, although he hasn’t done … Continue reading

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UV U turns

The last post on UV described him slowing down and starting to explore. This graphic by Paul of UV’s track on 20 September shows the start of the changed behaviour. Times are UTC. The kinks on the track are usually when … Continue reading

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UV slows down

Today’s data shows that UV has switched out of ‘migration mode’ as he travels S/SW in Portugal. Here is an overview of yesterday in Google Earth. One of Paul’s clear graphics will follow tomorrow. Yesterday UV made a couple of stops after … Continue reading

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UV reaches Portugal

Today’s data arrived very early with UV still at roost, but there is plenty of interesting material for this post. Here is UV’s travel yesterday. UV flew for around 10 hours and covered 358 km. His average speed was 16 … Continue reading

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UV flies on

UV’s data arrived quite early today with a last fix of 10.55 UTC. Here is a graphic from Paul of his progress through Spain so far. Times are UTC. UV’s course is taking him towards Portugal where he could fly down the coastline … Continue reading

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More on UV’s migration to Spain

Delving into the data covering UV’s travel from the UK to Spain has revealed some further points of interest. He left the south coast on Friday to the east of Portland Bill, but no sightings were reported by the Observatory. … Continue reading

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UV is travelling through Spain. And other news

UV was still on his stopover on the River Severn on Friday morning when data came. Yesterday there was no email – this suggested he might be over water. Today’s data reveals he left the UK at lunchtime on Friday making … Continue reading

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