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.
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.
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.
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!