Monthly Archives: October 2016

Just because …..

Soon after publishing yesterday’s post about UV settling back into his usual range – quite large in itself – new data arrived. UV flew 182 km on a round trip to the south! Interpreting behaviour can be a real challenge. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Settling in again, UV style

UV returned to his wintering grounds in northern Senegal just over a couple of weeks ago. He has been to many familiar places. Here is an overview of his activity. The range shown in the image is 510 sq km. … Continue reading

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As if it were yesterday

UV has been settling back into life in Northern Senegal. Yesterday, his first full day, he visited familiar areas. The northern part of the Langue de Barbarie had been his main focus since late 2015 and he spent much of his time perched … Continue reading

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More on UV’s migration through Mauritania

UV’s travel through the desert has more variety of scenery than might be expected. His roost on the evening of 6 October was below exposed ground where seasonal water courses can be seen, supporting plant life. The next night was a … Continue reading

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UV enters Senegalese airspace!

After several days without data an email tonight was most welcome. It showed UV had crossed from Mauritania into Senegal late this afternoon. At the last fix, 16.15 UTC, UV was flying over an area he knows well between the … Continue reading

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UV continues his migration

Despite limited cell towers in the Sahara UV was near enough to one yesterday evening to allow data to be transmitted. Paul has prepared a graphic showing UV’s progress between the afternoon of 5 October and the last fix yesterday. … Continue reading

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More on UV’s travel

On Tuesday UV left Portugal at 13.38 UTC from the south coast west near Salema, a village now more focused on tourism than fishing. He had green rolling hills behind him as he set out over the ocean. Yesterday at about 08.25 … Continue reading

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