Category Archives: Blue UV

UV: more partial data, but very welcome

We’ve received another partial download of data from UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter. By the last fix at 13.41, he was under 2 km from Mauritania. As Paul’s graphic shows, this morning UV crossed over his 2016 route. He will probably follow … Continue reading

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Brief update: UV, Aln and Archer

There was no data yesterday from UV, who is crossing the Sahara Desert. It may be another day before he gets within range of a cell tower. As predicted, Aln returned to the Sierras de Cazorla for a stopover. She’s … Continue reading

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UV: travelling on

We received just an hour’s worth of new data for UV’s migration yesterday. Paul’s graphic shows his likely route from late afternoon on 8 October to late afternoon yesterday. The missing data will backfill at some point. Should UV maintain … Continue reading

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UV: approaching the Sahara Desert

This post covers UV’s activity on 6 October and yesterday until 15.15 UTC. Data for the remainder of yesterday and today is likely to arrive this evening – provided UV is within range of a cell tower. On 6 October, … Continue reading

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UV: flying back towards Senegal

UV was about 80 km from the Western Sahara when his data arrived this evening.¬†This is a new route for him, so added interest. He stayed west of the Atlas Mountains yesterday and today. UV travelled 233 km yesterday. The … Continue reading

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UV is in Africa

There wasn’t any data from UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter yesterday, an indication he might have left Portugal for Africa. The proof arrived today. UV’s sea route is interesting. Compare it to 2016 – which was quite similar to his 2014 Autumn … Continue reading

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UV: about turn!

Yesterday, UV travelled down to the southern Portuguese coast, apparently intending to cross to Africa. Then turned around. UV was flying around the Barragem de Corona, and the river, from about 08.00 to 09.40 UTC. Fixes are fewer at that … Continue reading

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