This post will cover points of interest during UV’s resumed migration from NE Spain to the Normandy coast.
On 19 April, he had an idle morning before setting off to cross the Pyrénées. He was flying parallel to the Rio Ebro by 12.30 UTC.
UV carried on over gradually rising land and into the Pyrénées. He reached the frontier with France at about 16.30.
Once over the mountains, UV was crossing mainly agricultural terrain. By 18.oo he was near Saubusse on the Adour, a river other ospreys have stopped at on migrations.
UV roosted in a tree for the first time in a few days – telegraph poles had been the highest points.
UV left the roost before 05.39 the next day. He perched a few km to the north before setting off in earnest.
As described in the overview post, UV returned to the coastal area.
The lake is the largest freshwater lake in France. UV hugged the eastern shoreline.
UV flew offshore for a tad under an hour, with an average speed of about 50 k/ph. Half an hour later, he had a break.
UV didn’t travel much further. His eventual roost site was just south of the Charente.
UV had another early start yesterday, flying fast along the coast, but he soon stopped by an irrigation channel. Then he perched in marshland, not unlike the Solway Firth.
Despite not continuing migration until nearly 09.00, he flew 426 km by 19.27.
He crossed the Loire near Angers.
By 15.45 UV was 42 km east of Rennes, having just been c1000m above the terrain. He ended his day flying fast up the Cotentin peninsula.
Today, he was offshore at 212m ASL at 04.46, just east of Urville-Nacqueville.
The next post will have maps and photographs from the UK!