Category Archives: Osprey updates

News and absence of news

We haven’t heard from Blue 9L/Archer, who had been settled in irrigated land south of the Senegal River, for over a week. Occasionally there isn’t data for a day, or even two – the most likely reasons being a telecommunications … Continue reading

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UV: overview and detail!

UV completed his third Autumn migration yesterday. An unusual view of it. His total distance travelled was… let Paul explain: “How far has UV flown during his migration? You’d think this would be a fairly simple question – and it … Continue reading

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UV is in his wintering grounds tonight

UV arrived at the northern part of the Langue de Barbarie in Senegal, his wintering area, at lunchtime today. As the sun set yesterday, UV was only 20 km from his regular foraging grounds, but he roosted, and was in … Continue reading

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UV’s desert travel

The patchy downloads of data recently meant that it wasn’t until last night that we were finally able to see the whole picture for UV’s travel from 7 October onwards. This post covers aspects of interest. Eventually, we can see … Continue reading

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UV: more on his detour

Paul has been analysing weather data to establish why UV took a detour away from his normal migration route – and into a headwind – on 12 October. Over to him:- “We were interested in why UV took a fairly … Continue reading

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UV: a detour

We didn’t receive data from UV’s GSM/GPS transmitter yesterday. This was unexpected as his course appeared likely to follow the coast, where there are more cell towers than inland.  We found out why there was no update in an email … Continue reading

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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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