Category Archives: Blue VV

UV has an early stopover. And Nest 2 news

The last fix on UV’s data in yesterday’s email was west of Bromsgrove. It looks probable that he was seen just before then. A report on BirdGuides timed at 18.37 yesterday is of a sighting of an  osprey “around noon” over … Continue reading

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One sea, two rivers 500 km apart

In the last few days both 7H and UV have been over the Atlantic, briefly, and both have fished in rivers that flow into that Ocean. But on different continents and about 500 km apart. UV is still in Portugal … Continue reading

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7H still heading south in Portugal, slowly. And a bit about UV and VV.

We left 7H at mid morning on Monday when she was fishing on the river Mondego; and that is what she did all day! A panoramic photo here shows she chose a lovely spot; her final roost was to the other side of … Continue reading

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VV heads west

We left VV on Tuesday evening facing a choice of crossing the Atlas Mountains and then the Sahara, which would be a continuation of her general direction, or heading on a more westerly course for what should be a safer … Continue reading

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VV through Spain smoothly and into Africa. But what lies ahead?

The last post about VV was just after she had crossed the Bay of Biscay into Spain. Since then she has flown through Spain and on into N Africa via just about the shortest possible sea crossing route. Her journey through … Continue reading

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UV lazes about near water. And a preview of a post on VV

A reduced amount of data has come in on UV: maybe that is a result of his reduced activity! Since his long crossing of the Bay of Biscay, even though he showed no signs of flagging in the later stages, … Continue reading

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VV flies across the Bay of Biscay to Spain

On Tuesday VV crossed to France and was at St-Malo when the download was made that afternoon. She had a look round the harbour area before deciding urban life wasn’t for her, then set off following the river Rance for … Continue reading

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