Now that UV is definitely migrating we can add a few timings and little detail.
On 13 April, the day he departed, he probably caught an early fish and then ate it on a favourite Baobab inland. He was in that area until around 10.00 UTC then he flew to the very north of Lac Guembeul, far from his usual spots around the southern outflow from the lake. At 10.57 he left his wintering area and headed to the Lampsar River which he has visited before. He stopped in an area east of his previous explorations.
He left there to roost not far from the N2, one of the major roads in Senegal.
He was quite fidgety, but he sometimes is overnight.
On 14 April UV didn’t go far in the morning. But after more exploration of fields he was off around 13.oo. Paul’s graphic in the previous blog showed how he gained height after reaching the desert. This image shows a bit more detail.
He flew from around 13.00 to after 18.46 and roosted here. Middle of nowhere!
Today the data showed the usual migration slow start in the morning, at least for UV. He moved a few km before setting off in earnest at around 10.30.
This weather graphic from Paul shows the forecast for tomorrow.
If UV continues travelling he’ll pick up a helpful tail wind, fingers crossed!