Following Karls' Families

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There has now also been a birdmap update for Karula and Timmu

I’ll document it as soon as possible, need to do other things first.

BIRDMAP OVERVIEW

KARULA
• Previous data: 26.11.2020, distance 5026 km (+32 km in 5 days), same area, near the Zarqa River (Jordan River Valley) in Jordan
NEW data: 30.11.2020, distance 5069 km (+43 km in 4 days), same area, near Tal Al-Mantah and Damia (Jordan River Valley)

KARL II
• Previous data: 23.10.2020, distance: 7111 km (+1169 km in 4 days), in the desert of North Kordofan in Sudan.
• NO NEW data.

EEDI
• Previous data: 16.11.2020, distance 8287 km (+22 km in 2 days), same area, east of Alfaraah Al Shamaliayah in Saudi Arabia
• NO NEW data.

TIMMU
• Previous data: 21.11.2020, distance 7476 km (+33 km in 5 days), same area, near the City Metema, on the Atbarah River (and tributaries) in Ethiopia.
NEW data: 30.11.2020, distance 7538 km (+62 km in 9 days), same area, near the City Metema, on the Atbarah River (and tributaries) in Ethiopia.

VEDRU
• Previous data: 26.11.2020, distance 5269 km (+ 13 km in 2 days), near Kfar Ruppin in Israel.
NEW data: 30.11.2020, distance 6010 km (+ 741 km in 4 days), in the Eastern Desert, near the National forest Mangam Al Fawakheer, El Qoseir in Egypt

AUDA
• Previous data: 05.10.2020, distance 6903 km (+244 km in 1 day), near Am Ouch, in the Ouaddaï region in Chad.
• NO NEW data.

Overview:
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KARULA, near the Zarqa River. (The bright green line is Vedru's path)
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TIMMU, still in the same wintering area
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Anne, thank you for making the map yesterday.

Tracker Map

November 30 to December 1, 2020.


KARULA
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing

Another low battery time. 48% to 51%.
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My pleasure, Jo. Thanks for today's tracker map. :hi:

Our Karula stayed near the Zarqa River today.

We received very few location points today.
Yes, low battery time. At 17:37:29 (UTC+2), the battery level was only 50%.

This route is 8.35 km long.

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Good evening

Anne, Jo ... thank you very much
Weather data is available

nice evening for all :wave:
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sova wrote: December 1st, 2020, 6:48 pm Good evening

Anne, Jo ... thank you very much
Weather data is available

nice evening for all :wave:
Many thanks, Sova :wave:

SUMMARY December 01

KARULA (Hatched 20.05.2018)
• Birdmap was set to spring migration and a new distance measurement started on 15.02.2019.
The overall flown distance until 14.02.2019 was 6606 km.
• Birdmap was set to autumn migration and a new distance measurement started on 15.07.2019.
Between 14.02.2019 and 14.07.2019, Karula flew 3012 km.
The overall flown distance until 14.07.2019 was 9618 km.
• Birdmap was set to spring migration and a new distance measurement started on 15.02.2020.
Between 15.07.2019 and 14.02.2020, Karula flew 2792 km.
The overall flown distance until 14.02.2020 was 12410 km.
• Birdmap was set to autumn migration and a new distance measurement started on 19.07.2020.
Between 14.02.2020 and 18.07.2020, Karula flew 11675 km.
The overall flown distance until 18.07.2020 was 24085 km.

Last birdmap data: 30.11.2020
Distance 5069 km (+ 43 km in 4 days), same area, near Tal Al-Mantah (Jordan River Valley) in Jordan
Weather report on 01.12 in Tall al Manţaḩ at 10:00
Temp 2 m above the ground: 20°
Temp 500 m above the ground: 16°
Precipitation: 0
Cloud cover: 10%
Humidity: 40%
Air pressure: 1014 hPa
Wind 10 m – SE (05 km/h)
Wind 100 m – SE (01 km/h)
Wind 250 m – SE (02 km/h)
Wind 500 m – SE (04 km/h)
Weather report on 01.12 in Tall al Manţaḩ at 16:00
Temp 2 m above the ground: 20°
Temp 500 m above the ground: 17°
Humidity: 50%
Air pressure: 1012 hPa
Wind 10 m – NW (02 km/h)
Wind 100 m – NW (02 km/h)
Wind 250 m – NW (03 km/h)
Wind 500 m – NE (01 km/h)

KARL II
Last birdmap data: 23.10.2020
Distance: 7111 km (+1169 km in 4 days), in the desert of North Kordofan in Sudan.

Have a nice evening, everyone.
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Hello everyone, :wave:
Anne7 wrote: December 1st, 2020, 12:34 am We have a birdmap update for little VEDRU

He/she didn't stay in Israel. : slap:
Vedru is currently in Egypt.
...
:faint:
These news are not so nice. :rolleyes: But it was somehow to expect. And of course it is normal for storks - white or black - to winter in Africa.
In any case, I'm very glad that Vedru flew on an optimal route to the Suez Canal, - he also could have flown to Saudi Arabia! Thank god he didn’t! He crossed the Suez Canal well and is now on the right route. It looks as if he knows exactly where to fly! :thumbs:
Dear little Vedru, good luck on your way! Take good care of you!

Many thanks, Anne, for the interesting pictures, maps and informations about Vedru‘s place. Thank you also for the complete birdmap update and for the documentation of Karula‘s paths. As always, you‘ve done a lot of work. :)
Thanks a lot, Sova, for the beautiful 3D-images from Vedru's position!

Some more pics.

What a stone desert! :shock: The inexperienced, only 6 months old Vedru has to find his way around and orientate himself here.
View to north.
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View to south. The marked area left from Vedru is to see enlarged in the third picture.
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The enlarged area. This does look forested. But the picture is from year 2010; nobody knows how it looks today. Maybe it‘s still a place where a Black Stork can spend the night.
View to south.
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Anne7 wrote: December 1st, 2020, 2:10 pm ...
I'm not sure there is a real forest near or at Vedru's latest known location, as Google Maps indicates. :puzzled:
https://goo.gl/maps/sHFbQfWTNGbir6ma9

https://up.picr.de/39986334bf.jpg
...
An enlarged picture from the area. It looks indeed forested. But also this picture is 10 years old, - from July 2010.
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I hope that Vedru has only flown over this area. But he still has to fly about 1300 km over pure desert areas until he reaches Ethiopia.
If he really does fly to Ethiopia, we will hopefully get new data from him from time to time - like with Timmu! :thumbs: :D
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December 2nd

Hello everyone :wave:

I'm not home tonight, so I can't document the tracker map today.
Michi wrote: December 1st, 2020, 11:05 pm ... And of course it is normal for storks - white or black - to winter in Africa.
In any case, I'm very glad that Vedru flew on an optimal route to the Suez Canal, - he also could have flown to Saudi Arabia! Thank god he didn’t! He crossed the Suez Canal well and is now on the right route. It looks as if he knows exactly where to fly! :thumbs :
Hello, Michi :hi:

You're right, of course ... most storks winter in Africa. And Israel would be too small to accommodate them all. :-)
I was also happy to see how determined Vedru flew the correct route. :thumbs:
Presumably the stopovers in Lebanon and Israel have given him strength.
Michi wrote: December 1st, 2020, 11:33 pm An enlarged picture from the area. It looks indeed forested. But also this picture is 10 years old, - from July 2010.
I hope that Vedru has only flown over this area. But he still has to fly about 1300 km over pure desert areas until he reaches Ethiopia.
If he really does fly to Ethiopia, we will hopefully get new data from him from time to time - like with Timmu! :thumbs: :D
Thank you very much for all wonderful pics, Michi! There’s indeed a forest. It is amazing that these trees can grow in such a rugged volcanic desert.

Yes, little Vedru still has a long journey ahead!
May he reach a comfortable location, safe and sound... and send us a little update every now and then...
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Tracker Map
December 1 to December 2, 2020.

KARULA
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
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Good evening
Jo UK wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 6:32 pm Tracker Map
December 1 to December 2, 2020.

KARULA
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
:hi: Jo ... thank you very much

Our Karula is still in the same area. It moves between Tall al Manţaḩ and Jisr Damia (07 km as the crow flies).
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Hi, sova. :wave:
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Our forum was not accessible for a time today. It is restored now but it looks different!
This is because we have enjoyed/suffered (delete which does not apply)
an update. Webmaster is working to correct any errors remaining and he will correct the design later
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Jo UK wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 3:34 pm Our forum was not accessible for a time today. It is restored now but it looks different!
This is because we have enjoyed/suffered (delete which does not apply)
an update. Webmaster is working to correct any errors remaining and he will correct the design later
Many thanks for the information, Jo. :hi:

The forum looks extremely white and bright at the moment. 8-)
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Sova, thank you very much for yesterday's weather and update! :wave:

SUMMARY December 02

KARULA (Hatched 20.05.2018)
• Birdmap was set to spring migration and a new distance measurement started on 15.02.2019.
The overall flown distance until 14.02.2019 was 6606 km.
• Birdmap was set to autumn migration and a new distance measurement started on 15.07.2019.
Between 14.02.2019 and 14.07.2019, Karula flew 3012 km.
The overall flown distance until 14.07.2019 was 9618 km.
• Birdmap was set to spring migration and a new distance measurement started on 15.02.2020.
Between 15.07.2019 and 14.02.2020, Karula flew 2792 km.
The overall flown distance until 14.02.2020 was 12410 km.
• Birdmap was set to autumn migration and a new distance measurement started on 19.07.2020.
Between 14.02.2020 and 18.07.2020, Karula flew 11675 km.
The overall flown distance until 18.07.2020 was 24085 km.

Last birdmap data: 30.11.2020
Distance 5069 km (+ 43 km in 4 days), same area, near Tal Al-Mantah (Jordan River Valley) in Jordan
Weather report on 02.12 in Tall al Manţaḩ at 10:00
Temp 2 m above the ground: 19°
Temp 500 m above the ground: 15°
Precipitation: 0
Cloud cover: 10%
Humidity: 50%
Air pressure: 1017 hPa
Wind 10 m – NE (05 km/h)
Wind 100 m – NE (04 km/h)
Wind 250 m – NE (05 km/h)
Wind 500 m – NE (03 km/h)
Weather report on 02.12 in Tall al Manţaḩ at 16:00
Temp 2 m above the ground: 18°
Temp 500 m above the ground: 16°
Humidity: 50%
Air pressure: 1015 hPa
Wind 10 m – E (01 km/h)
Wind 100 m – E (04 km/h)
Wind 250 m – E (03 km/h)
Wind 500 m – NE (04 km/h)

KARL II
Last birdmap data: 23.10.2020
Distance: 7111 km (+1169 km in 4 days), in the desert of North Kordofan in Sudan.
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Anne7 wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 4:45 pm Many thanks for the information, Jo. :hi:

The forum looks extremely white and bright at the moment. 8-)
Do members prefer this new look, or shall we revert to the old familiar style?
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Jo UK wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 4:58 pm Do members prefer this new look, or shall we revert to the old familiar style?
Personally, I find that so much white (so much light) is tiring for my eyes. I will need sunglasses. 8-)

Maybe it's just a matter of getting used to it.

Edit: I diminished now the brightness of my computer screen a little. Hmm... that's a little better.
But I prefer the previous style, which was much easier to read.
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Tracker Map
December 2 to December 3, 2020.

KARULA
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid= ... sp=sharing
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Thanks, Jo

Karula is still near Tal Al-Mantah.

At 17:37:59 (UTC+2), the battery level was 56%.

Today's route is 5.56 km long.

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Good evening

Jo, Anne ... thank you very much

Jo, thanks for the info
For me personally, the forum is now too bright.
It's very hard to see where a post starts and where it ends ... well, sections are hard to see.

Weather data is available
nice evening for all :wave:
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