UV has spent his summer in the north of England, occasionally in Scotland, but mostly more or less within the range of a male osprey returning to the natal area.
Recently he has spent most of his time west of Kielder Forest Park on Liddel Water and the Border Esk. He was seen on the Esk on 5 September on BirdGuides. UV’s fixes are UTC.
After several days of doing very little he set off on his Autumn migration today.
Last fix was 16.13 GMT. The solar charged battery is very low so there are only hourly fixes at best. As he heads south we hope to get more insight.
Here is a graphic from Paul showing the winds.
This is Paul’s forecast for UV tomorrow:-
“UV will have encountered only light and variable winds on his way south, although general conditions are muggy and overcast. First thing tomorrow (Sun) things will be very similar in the south and east of England. A channel crossing is certainly possible tomorrow morning, although this will change as the day wears on, with a much stronger southerly airstream moving in overnight”
The weather has a major influence on migration as the number of ospreys delaying their Channel crossing on the South coast shows.
Will UV join them or will he make an early start and cross to mainland Europe?