Category Archives: Abroad

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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UV in January

UV had a fairly settled January, with no explorations of new areas and few outings of any distance. Paul created this heatmap from all UV’s moving fixes. It shows well the concentration of flying around the beach area, off which … Continue reading

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Y6 seen again in The Gambia

Regular readers will remember that last November, Chris Wood saw Blue Y6, the youngest of the three Nest 2 2016 offspring, at Tanji Bird Reserve in The Gambia. Despite several visits in December, Y6 was not seen again. And there … 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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UV: his first couple of months in wintering grounds

UV arrived back in his wintering area on 15 October 2017. As in 2016, he had several exploratory flights further afield in the first few days after his return. Since then, he has been within his usual broad range. You … Continue reading

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A great start to the New Year!

Jean-Marie Dupart was out photographing ospreys this morning, and he found UV enjoying brunch on the same Baobab as on 22 December, when Jean-Marie photographed him flying away. Here is a lovely sequence of Jean-Marie’s photos of a well-fed looking … 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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