A mix of water bodies for UV

UV paid a couple of visits to Kielder Forest & Water Park on Saturday and Sunday. His transmitter’s battery was quite low after several days with no or little sun. He probably intruded on at least two nests each visit, but with few fixes, and no close ups of intruders, it is difficult to be sure. He’d returned for the 2nd day in a row on 17 July. There were enough fixes to be sure this was him flying past EB.

UV’s shadow beside the nest
(c) Forestry Commission England

That was a very busy day, with Greenlee and Broomlee Loughs on Hadrian’s Wall fitted in to his programme en route to the South Tyne.

skirting the shorelines

Grindon Lough was a new body of water for UV to explore (as far as we can tell from previous data), but UV didn’t spend long there, preferring to carry on to the river. He perched in a couple of places in a small copse from late afternoon until dusk. Guesstimates in this image – the tallest trees!

courtesy Street View

UV returned to Tindale Tarn for varying periods of time in the middle of last week, and was spotted by RSPB Geltsdale staff.

UV likes the shallow end for foraging and perching

All this travel indicates UV hasn’t established a territory yet, but is still exploring options. On Sunday, he flew deep into Scotland and visited mainly new Lochs. There’ll be a post about that adventure tomorrow, with an animation by Paul of his travel.


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2 Responses to A mix of water bodies for UV

  1. M Simmonds says:

    Thank you Jaydee. Looking forward to the next episode!

  2. Jo says:

    Fascinating Joanna …… thank you and to Paul ….. I love following the lad’s journeys …… he certainly was enthralled by Broomlee Lough …..

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