UV crosses the Pyrenees. And a video of the N1A foursome

Today’s email arrived early and UV was still in the area he roosted last night in France, about 40 km east of Bayonne.

He didn’t take the easy route over the Pyrenees from Spain to France following the pass used by the E7 but overflew mountain ridges, reaching altitudes of over 2300m ASL. He crossed into France at 16.25 GMT.

2 June: UV crossing the Pyrenees

2 June: UV crossing the Pyrenees

He covered 336 km in the day with a maximum speed of 85 kph. He flew from around 08.00 to 18.39 GMT without a stop.

2 June: UV travel

2 June: UV travel

UV roosted in a wood near the river Oléron. Although he set off this morning before 07.00 he was perched by the river a few km north at last fix 08.50.

Here is a context image.

Will UV continue to the UK?

Will UV continue to the UK?

If UV sticks to the coastal route today flying conditions should be reasonable.

On Kielder Nest 1A the chicks are still looking well and eating regularly. Here is a link to a video of part of a 40 minute feed yesterday!

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3 Responses to UV crosses the Pyrenees. And a video of the N1A foursome

  1. Tiger says:

    Fantastic news that UV is coming home.

    Also great news that White YA and partner have four chicks.

  2. JW4926 says:

    Gosh – the quads are doing well ……….. and I’m so pleased the boy’s finally on his way ……. must’ve sensed the excitement at Kielder! Your graphics and videos are fantastic – thank you.

  3. vivien Finn says:

    Another stage nearer on UV’s epic journey home, Joanna. The video is lovely, amazing to see all 4 chicks feeding, the parents are doing a great job.

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