Category Archives: Abroad

A 2 year old on his way home!

We’ve received wonderful news via the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation that 2016 male Blue Y1, from Nest 1A, has been photographed by a trailcam at the Urdaibai Bird Center in Spain. As you can see, Y1 was at Urdaibai yesterday … Continue reading

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UV’s last few days in mainland Europe

This post will cover points of interest during UV’s resumed migration from NE Spain to the Normandy coast. On 19 April, he had an idle morning before setting off to cross the Pyrénées. He was flying parallel to the Rio … Continue reading

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UV reaches the UK: overview

UV made good progress yesterday, travelling 426 km through France to reach the coast. He made an early start this morning to cross the English Channel, making landfall near Swanage. It took UV 18 days to reach the UK in … Continue reading

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UV update

UV flew 275 km yesterday, making reasonable progress through France. The data ends at 10.22 UTC. UV could be in Normandy tonight if he replicates yesterday’s distance. Paul’s graphic shows UV heading back to the coast yesterday, and away from … Continue reading

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UV heading north, fast!

A few posts ago, the title was ‘UV heading north, slowly’. Today, at about noon, he resumed his migration. He’d flown 243 km in the four hours before data arrived. UV was about 20 km from the French border, which … Continue reading

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Loafing at Loriguilla and elsewhere

The last ‘detail’ post about UV ended on the afternoon of 14 April. He was flying on after nearly 2 hours at the Embalse de Contreras. After about an hour of travel, UV reached the Embalse de Benagéber. But he … Continue reading

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UV heading north, slowly

The last post showed UV was not in full migration mode, but was exploring various reservoirs or other potential fish sources in Spain. The latest data indicates that behaviour continued. The graphic shows UV heading towards the Pyrenees. He flew … Continue reading

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UV progressing through Spain. His way!

The last post in the ‘detail’ blog series ended with UV having just left his roost area on the morning of 13 April. This image shows his route. He flew over mountains of c1000m ASL as he headed NE through … Continue reading

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UV: flying through Spain

After his arrival on 12 April, UV has continued travelling NE through Spain. This overview shows his route. In 2016 and 2017, UV used a staging post in Aragon in an area with several reservoirs. On Friday, UV interrupted his … Continue reading

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UV’s activity on 11 and 12 April

This post covers UV’s activity of interest on 11 and 12 April. On 11 April, he set off from his roost area before 08.00 UTC. He flew 280 km despite several pauses. UV picked up a tributary of the Oued … Continue reading

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