Nest 2 juvenile Aln has encountered tough migrating conditions so far. Held up for a day in the Lake District, she flew in an usual direction yesterday because of strong westerly winds.
Today, very early, she crossed the North Sea to the Netherlands, helped by the tailwinds.
None of the tracked Kielder juveniles have taken this course. The weather conditions are so important for migrating birds, that fact can never be over-emphasised.