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An egg for Nest 3 at last! And other news

The first egg for Nest 3 was laid sometime yesterday afternoon, 24 April. By then the pair had been together for 17 days. They had been mating since their reunion so why the arrival of the first egg is later … Continue reading

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UV continues through Spain

Today’s data update about UV’s migration came at lunchtime. He’s travelling through Spain but not at pace – yesterday he covered just 227 km in around 8 hours of flying. Here’s his route. There’s a distinct change of direction late yesterday, so what … Continue reading

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UV is in Spain

After a frustrating Thursday for UV, prevented by gales from crossing to Europe, he set out early this morning from an inland roost and possibly took advantage of a drop in wind levels just before dawn. He was offshore by 06.05 UTC and flew … Continue reading

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UV is still nearing Europe

In yesterday’s post a very colourful weather map showed likely gale force winds in the Strait of Gibraltar today. Paul predicted UV would have to halt his rapid migration and today’s data confirmed that assessment. The data arrived a few minutes … Continue reading

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UV is making excellent progress

We weren’t sure we would receive data today as UV could have been well out of range of a cell tower, but he has been speeding along. There is a lot of incomplete data but this image shows how far … Continue reading

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UV travels on through the desert

A late email last night contained welcome data showing UV’s route through the Sahara desert. Here is Sunday’s travel with the overall route inset. As you can see UV is parallel to the coast and will be able to see … Continue reading

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A bit more on UV’s migration

Now that UV is definitely migrating we can add a few timings and little detail. On 13 April, the day he departed, he probably caught an early fish and then ate it on a favourite Baobab inland. He was in … Continue reading

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