A bit more on UV’s migration

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.

UV spends the afternoon in agricultural land

He left there to roost not far from the N2, one of the major roads in Senegal.

13 April: UV’s roost area 
courtesy Street View

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.

UV arrives at desert

He flew from around 13.00 to after 18.46 and roosted here. Middle of nowhere!

UV’s first desert roost

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.

Sunday forecast
courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

If UV continues travelling he’ll pick up a helpful tail wind, fingers crossed!


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8 Responses to A bit more on UV’s migration

  1. Tiger Mozone says:

    Fantastic information as always. Looking forward to UV’s second migration north.

  2. Jo says:

    So looking forward to the lad’s travelogue …. not without a little apprehension! Thanks for the update Joanna and thank you, as always, for the graphics Paul – so enlightening!

  3. Vic says:

    Is there a decode for the sticks? Just doesnt give any sense of direction to me.

  4. Vivien Finn says:

    Thank you for this update, Joanna. Good to know UV is on his way!

  5. Vic says:

    Wind direction, that is.

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