Category Archives: Blue VY

VY is still heading south

Just a quick update on VY today – she continues to head south, having roosted north of the Gambia River last night. She crossed back into Senegal at lunchtime after a couple of offshore excursions. A graphic from Paul shows … Continue reading

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Another country for VY’s list. Plus links to fascinating reading and watching!

The latest data on VY shows she stopped short of Kaolack last night, roosting 23 km to the east. This morning she headed south at first and flew low along a short stretch of the Saloum river before carrying on in … Continue reading

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Is VY nearing her winter home?

Late this afternoon data arrived for VY’s travel since she reached Senegal late on 15 September. On 16 September she set off on a rather more SE course than seemed desirable, so after nearly two flying days where would she be? The … Continue reading

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Going back in time – VY’s travel on 9 and 10 September – and a bit more

The missing data for 9 and 10 September arrived yesterday. 9 September was VY’s longest active day and furthest travelling distance by far: – she flew 523 km at an average speed of 40 kph in twelve hours. This is … Continue reading

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Some more data on VY’s desert crossing

Some of the missing data on VY’s travel after 8 September arrived overnight, however we are still lacking a significant amount for 9 and 10 September. By the end of 10 September VY had crossed the High Atlas Mountains which will be covered … Continue reading

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VY is in Northern Senegal

After almost a week of no data it was a huge relief to receive a very partial download of data tonight. VY, unlike Loch of the Lowes FR4 – who roosted only a few km from VY on 8 September – … Continue reading

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More on VY

We left VY early on Wednesday morning after she had roosted east of Rabat in Morocco before continuing her migration. Since then two other tracked juveniles, Loch of the Lowes‘  FR4 and the Lake District‘s V0, have reached Morocco. All three juveniles’ routes are quite … Continue reading

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VY is in Morocco – and an animation shows how she got there

Before looking at VY’s migration over the last couple of days here is a graphic by Paul of VY’s flight over the Pyrenées. The ‘panel to ground’ feature makes clear how high above the mountains she flew. Back to southern Spain! We … Continue reading

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VY: a real high flyer

The data download for VY arrived late afternoon and shows she is making good progress through Spain. Yesterday morning she hadn’t gone far from her overnight roost on the river Jalón and was sitting in some arid looking terrain, but … Continue reading

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VY is in Spain

The long interval between the early e-mail on Thursday and a late one yesterday meant VY had covered much ground, although she isn’t an early starter! On 3 September she moved from her roost before 05.00 UTC but sat around … Continue reading

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