The weather in the Midlands has been showery today – or worse according to eyes on the ground in Newark, thanks Chris! – which probably explains VY’s very late start away from her roost area and limited mileage today up until just before 18.00 BST.
Last night she roosted just west of Denby Dale.
As you can see from the close up image it looked as though she was going to head off SSE but she changed her mind and went NW to the edge of a wood until sometime after 13.00. The fixes were only about 45 minutes apart at best, another indication of lack of sun which is needed to charge the battery.
This is VY’s travel today – she was NE of Loughborough on a field edge at 17.57 BST.
She is flying strongly at up to 70 kph – just not very far!
The weather in the Midlands tomorrow is expected to be showery again although the winds are still favourable for migration.