Data for UV’s migration arrived at 12.00 BST and he is continuing south. The first image shows his migration route yesterday.
He stopped at 18.21 UTC here, near Flashbrook in Shropshire.
UV’s roost was on a similar field edge NE of Newport; a photo of his lovely view was taken very nearby.
Yesterday he travelled 260 km.
Today at 06.39 UTC he was perched by a country lane 10 km south of his roost.
In the next fix at 07.47 UV was sitting a bit further south near some pools. He may have bathed.
He was flying in all the other fixes.
He had about 160 km to fly before reaching the south coast.
Paul has analysed the weather data. Over to him:-
“For migration purposes, the UK this morning is an east-west split. To the east (Thames, Dover, Isle of Wight) winds are still very light and mainly from the north, which will help birds to cross. Visibility over the channel is good. In the western approaches and sea areas Plymouth, Portland, winds are becoming stronger and will be from the south. UV seems to be heading for this part of southern England. Will he get “blocked” as so many other ospreys were, last week? We shall have to wait and see.”
Thanks to Paul for this wind chart.
Safe travel, UV.