Category Archives: Blue UV

More on UV

We received two more emails with backfill data today but only one more new fix. The solar charged battery takes some punishment sending three emails especially when there isn’t much sun! This graphic shows UV’s route today and the full … Continue reading

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UV is in the UK

UV has arrived in the UK. The times are UTC. He was flying at 05.19 UTC, an early start for him.  Data for 28 April is still missing so we should receive another email later. It’s always a special moment … Continue reading

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UV is in northern France

We only have partial data but last night’s download indicates UV left NE Spain sometime on 28 April. By 18.13 UTC yesterday he was about 40 km NW of Angers. UV had covered around 790 km in that time. Since setting … Continue reading

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An egg for Nest 3 at last! And other news

The first egg for Nest 3 was laid sometime yesterday afternoon, 24 April. By then the pair had been together for 17 days. They had been mating since their reunion so why the arrival of the first egg is later … Continue reading

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UV continues through Spain

Today’s data update about UV’s migration came at lunchtime. He’s travelling through Spain but not at pace – yesterday he covered just 227 km in around 8 hours of flying. Here’s his route. There’s a distinct change of direction late yesterday, so what … Continue reading

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A bit more on UV’s last full day in Africa

On Thursday UV was nearing the Moroccan coast when he turned back and stopped in a valley about 1.25 km inland. UV spent the rest of the day taking short flights around three wooded areas up to about 13 km … Continue reading

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UV is in Spain

After a frustrating Thursday for UV, prevented by gales from crossing to Europe, he set out early this morning from an inland roost and possibly took advantage of a drop in wind levels just before dawn. He was offshore by 06.05 UTC and flew … Continue reading

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