Category Archives: Blue VY

VY and UV update

First, thanks to everyone who has given support here and elsewhere following the loss of 7H. This post was in preparation when our focus had to shift to 7H’s data. The last post about VY described her settling into a new … Continue reading

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VY explores the Casamance River. Or a small part of it!

VY arrived back to the south shore of the Casamance River on 30 September but to a new area for her about 20 km from her previous site. This image shows her activity from arrival near Adeane to 7 October. This is how … Continue reading

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VY’s exploration of Guinea Bissau

In the last post about VY (1 October) we had just received a batch of data showing she had returned to the Casamance River in southern Senegal after a trip to Guinea Bissau. Here is an overview of her travel. … Continue reading

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VY returns to the Casamance River!

Tonight we received a partial data download from VY’s tracker. She has returned to the Casamance River though a little way upriver from her previous location. She arrived back there yesterday. She appears to have explored the islands and coast of Guinea … Continue reading

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Update on VY

The last post about VY described how she seemed to be settling in a small area of the Casamance River. Not for the first time the osprey knows different – within minutes of the post being drafted data arrived showing a … Continue reading

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VY and the Casamance River

Since the last update VY has been in the same small area on the south shore of the Casamance River. Here is a heatmap from Paul showing her activity from her arrival until the data download last night. She begins most … Continue reading

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It’s an anniversary today…

On 23 September 2014 7H reached the second largest river in Morocco… and that was the end of her migration! Initially it seemed she had paused at a staging post but as the days went by it became clear she … Continue reading

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VY still explores the Casamance River

After an early data download yesterday it was a late afternoon one today and VY has not moved very far. Especially today. Here is her travel yesterday. VY was quite late as usual setting out and flew at mainly high … Continue reading

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VY explores the Casamance area

VY has stayed along the northern side of the Casamance River since her arrival in the area on 19 September. The last post described her change from ‘full on’ migration into an apparent search for a winter home. In the … Continue reading

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A bit of catch up on VY

Over the last couple of days VY has changed from migration mode into ‘looking for a good winter spot’ behaviour. And she is at least trying to catch fish. In this animation of 18 September by Paul the darker the fix … Continue reading

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