Category Archives: 9L/Archer

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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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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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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Archer: on through the desert

Archer has made good progress through the Sahara Desert, especially yesterday. On 13 September, Archer flew a fairly modest 182 km. Yesterday, she covered 448 km. She adopted an energy saving flight strategy – crosswind tacking – possible because her … Continue reading

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More on Archer in the Sahara

Archer has been travelling over the Sahara for the past couple of days, but as stated in the overview post, it isn’t all featureless sand. These two images of her route show the variety in the landscape below her. It … Continue reading

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Archer: on through the desert

Since her short day of travel on 10 September, Archer has made much better progress. Archer flew 243 km on 11 September, 215 km on 12 September. The terrain she has been flying over isn’t flat and featureless desert. It … Continue reading

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Archer: 8-10 September

Archer began her first morning in Africa with a few moves around the wooded area of her roost site, typical of many migrating ospreys. She didn’t resume her migration until 10.04 UTC, but instead of heading SW along – or parallel … Continue reading

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