Monthly Archives: September 2017

Aln: more on her activity on 17 September

Aln saw quite a bit of variety in the terrain below her yesterday, as she flew over industrialised Saarland on a course to the west of the Vosges mountains. Aln flew from 08.25 UTC to just after 14.00 before stopping … Continue reading

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Aln: flying through France

As expected, Aln reached the French border yesterday. She crossed into France at around midday. Aln travelled 167 km in a relatively short day compared to most migrating ospreys. The weather in eastern France today and tomorrow is likely to … Continue reading

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Aln: still in Germany

Today’s data upload covered only to mid-morning, so Aln was still travelling in Germany. Aln flew 178 km yesterday, halting at around 14.15. Yesterday’s ‘overview’ post contained a graphic showing she would have reached an area with frequent showers by … Continue reading

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Aln: more on her first 24 hours in Germany

Aln flew over the German border at about 11.00 UTC on Friday. She stopped for the first time at 11.36. By 13.59, she was crossing the Rhine. She halted soon after at the edge of a wood near Duisberg – … Continue reading

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Archer: not quite there

Archer’s data arrived late afternoon, when she had another hour or more of flying time. Tantalisingly close to Senegal! She had about 70-80 km to go, depending on her course. She flew 307 km yesterday.  If she does that – … Continue reading

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Aln: flying through Germany

Late afternoon data shows Aln heading through Germany. As you can see, her course is curving round. Although the winds weren’t helpful, yet again. Aln flew 190 km yesterday, not the usual migration distance. She has had tough conditions, and … Continue reading

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Archer: into Mauritania

Archer crossed from the Western Sahara to Mauritania around 09.10 UTC this morning. She has made good progress today, covering 297 km to the last fix at 16.17. She usually flies until after 18.00. Archer is under 250 km in … Continue reading

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