UV still roaming. But a hover at Kielder!

UV isn’t showing any signs of staying in a relatively small area and building up reserves for his migration. On 13 August he began his day at Tindale Tarn before heading up to the Longtown area. In late afternoon, he was flying along the Esk estuary. The times are UTC on the image, add an hour for BST.

the Esk and Eden meet the Solway Firth

UV’s area
courtesy Street View

Did he return a few km upriver to roost? Not UV, it was a 90 km round trip into Scotland to the Black Esk reservoir to find his overnight spot.

UV had a quiet day after returning early to the Longtown area on 14 August. Yesterday he was off again, visiting Kielder then Tindale Tarn.

There were few fixes as UV reached Kielder, but he was possibly seen by Aydon on Nest 4 soon after arriving. He was definitely visible over Nest 4 30 minutes later.

UV on a rain spattered lens
(c) Foestry Commission England

Here is the whole ‘event’, press HD for best quality.

After UV departed, the next arrival was Blue CN2, not seen at Nest 2 – or by other Kielder nestcams – since 3 August, although he may have been one of the ‘distant dots’.

CN2 on the nest for a few seconds
(c) Forestry Commission England

Aydon arrived to restore order soon after CN2 flew off.

MY nest!
(c) Forestry Commission England

UV is likely to be around for a while.

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2 Responses to UV still roaming. But a hover at Kielder!

  1. Jo says:

    UV living for the moment ….. your blog has made me smile Joanna – Thank you.

  2. Cathy says:

    He’s quite a lad. I hope we see him settle with someone maybe next year, and become a great dad. Although I’ll miss his antics. Safe migration, when you decide to go UV.

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