More on UV

We received two more emails with backfill data today but only one more new fix. The solar charged battery takes some punishment sending three emails especially when there isn’t much sun!

This graphic shows UV’s route today and the full overview of his journey. Times are UTC.

courtesy Paul Wildlifewriter

UV had flown 5151 km in total to the last fix. Excluding stopovers he has averaged 368 km per day – a very respectable rate of travel.

Analysing the backfill reveals that UV did not seek out a pass but flew straight over the Pyrenees, the same approach as last year.

UV flies above ridges, not along a pass to the east

He’d set off from NE Spain before 09.00 and crossed into France when over the Pyrenees at 14.50. By around 16.00 he was west of Pau in the foothills.

His roost that evening was on the River Adour, a favourite  stopover on both Spring and Autumn migrations for Beatrice, a much loved osprey. UV was about 25 km east of Beatrice’s site.

a peaceful roost spot

Last night he roosted by water again – a small lake in an area with several larger ones. He was off very early today to make his Channel crossing before the rain arrived.

It is likely that the weather caused UV to stop earlier than he has been doing recently – usually after 18.00 – but tomorrow he should be able to press on and could be in northern England by midday.

Watch this space!

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2 Responses to More on UV

  1. Jo says:

    What a difference a year makes …. 40 days earlier …… it will be interesting to see his plans for the next few weeks …….. Thank you as ever Joanna and Paul for the update and graphics :-)

  2. Cirrus says:

    Great going UV and which nests do you plan to visit (you wouldn’t like to linger in Wales would you? Very lovely single lady Osprey waiting for someone there)

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