Monthly Archives: September 2017

Aln: reaching Andalucía

Aln arrived at the border between the regions of Castilla-La Mancha and Andalucía on 28 September and roosted there. She’d spent the previous day near the largest city in Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete. The Canal del Salobral is nearby – and … Continue reading

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Aln: the overview

After reaching Albacete on Tuesday, Aln roosted to the SW of the city. She stayed in the area around her roost spot on Wednesday. More about that in the ‘detail’ post tomorrow. Yesterday, she continued on her migration. The weather … Continue reading

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UV in SW Portugal

UV has been checking out reservoirs in SW Portugal since the afternoon of 21 September. Many readers will be aware of the drought that has affected parts of Iberia and especially southern Portugal. This article in the Toronto Star describes … Continue reading

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Archer: life in northern Senegal

Archer has been increasingly settled in her territory south of the Senegal River. After arrival on 17 September, she ranged over a 35 sq km area. Latterly, she has concentrated on a couple of tributaries of the Senegal River and … Continue reading

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Aln: recent travel. And stops!

The last detailed post about Aln left her roosting just west of Barcelona on 24 September. She’s left Catalonia since then, and yesterday afternoon was moving gradually further away from the coast on her SW course. Paul’s choice of a … Continue reading

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Brief update

Data from all three ospreys arrived late in the day. UV and Archer are still in SW Portugal and NW Senegal respectively. Aln is travelling through Spain. Aln’s course will take her towards Gibraltar, the shortest crossing to Africa. But … Continue reading

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Aln: to Barcelona

Aln remained on the Riu Ter near her roost until 10.30 UTC on 24 September. She then flew almost due south to reach the Mediterranean Sea at Barcelona. Aln chose valley travel for the most part, flying west of Les … Continue reading

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