Category Archives: 7L/Aln

UV is seen again. Briefly!

Jean-Marie Dupart saw UV early today – 07.50 UTC. Just before he set off towards the Senegal River mouth. Here are Jean-Marie’s photographs, showing the blue ring on the right leg (first photo) and the GSM/GPS transmitter (flying shots). Now … Continue reading

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7L/Aln checks in

We haven’t received data from 2017 Nest 2 female 7L/Aln’s satellite tag since early March. She has a GSM/GPS transmitter, so data can only be sent if she is near a cell tower. She is well away from technology in … Continue reading

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“Osprey” at Kielder…

… but only the ferry, not Pandion haliaetus! None of the eight breeding birds at Kielder are back yet. Based on previous records, the arrival window hasn’t opened at Kielder, but several UK ospreys – led by Maya, the female from … Continue reading

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More on 7L/Aln and her wintering grounds

There has been no new data since the ‘influx’ of emails (3) yesterday. Here is an overview of 7L/Aln’s activity in the Banc d’Arguin National Park and beyond. Google Earth isn’t awash with placenames in the area. Historic US Army … Continue reading

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Aln checks in

Until today, we hadn’t received data from 7L/Aln’s GSM/GPS transmitter since 25 December 2017. She seemed to have made the northern part of the Banc d’Arguin National Park in Mauritania her winter home, but only two limited downloads of data … Continue reading

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A West African theme

We’ve received news from the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation of an important sighting for us. In mid-November 2017, Fabienne and Michel Vernaudon saw Nest 2’s EB at Somone Lagoon in Senegal. Fabienne and Michel have an impressive wildlife photography website which … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards

UV has been going backwards and forwards, visiting some favourite spots from his coastal core area. But before reviewing his activity in the first half of January, here is a map of his migrations to date. This map, and images … Continue reading

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Best ever Christmas present

Just over a week ago, Aln’s GSM/GPS transmitter sent a limited amount of data from near the northern end of the Banc d’Arguin National Park in Mauritania. There are very few GSM masts in the area. Today, Aln was within … Continue reading

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UV update – with his photo, taken today!

Latterly, UV has been spending much of his time in a small area near Pilote Barre lighthouse in northern Senegal. Our friend Jean-Marie Dupart has made several visits to the area over the last few days. This morning, he saw … Continue reading

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Aln

There has been no new data from Aln’s GSM/GPS transmitter since early on Thursday 9 November, when she was setting out to cross the High Atlas Mountains. Her southerly course was well to the east of most migration flyways. The image … Continue reading

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