Category Archives: Migration

Nests and UV round up

The breeding ospreys have enjoyed the prolonged spell of good weather –  a sharp contrast to the wet incubation period in 2017. Moss, sticks and bark have been added to all the nests. Views of eggs come and go, depending … Continue reading

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Brief update on UV

UV has been spending plenty of time in Kielder Forest. There are 250 sq miles to explore, so he won’t get bored! He does fly past the active nests from time to time, but so far this year he is … Continue reading

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Y1 reaches England

2016 Nest 1A male Blue Y1 was photographed at Portland Bird Observatory this morning. Regular readers may remember Y1 was at Urdaibai Bird Center on 26 April, so he has a staging post somewhere between there and the UK. Many … Continue reading

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UV: the final part of his Spring migration

The last post about UV described his arrival at Tindale Tarn on 24 April, within RSPB Geltsdale. Effectively, that was the end of his Spring migration as it is within the area he spent his time last summer. Here is … Continue reading

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A 2 year old on his way home!

We’ve received wonderful news via the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation that 2016 male Blue Y1, from Nest 1A, has been photographed by a trailcam at the Urdaibai Bird Center in Spain. As you can see, Y1 was at Urdaibai yesterday … Continue reading

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UV in Cumbria

Late this afternoon, RSPB Geltsdale informed us that an osprey was on a favourite tree of UV’s, eating a large fish caught in Tindale Tarn. It was raining, so initially it wasn’t 100% certain it was him. As the identification was … Continue reading

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UV in England on 22 April

The last ‘detail’ post covered UV’s last period in France. This one explores the rest of 22 April as he headed north in England. UV arrived at the Dorset coast near Swanage. He travelled on through England. By 09.00 UTC … Continue reading

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UV: still short of Kielder

UV made good progress north after crossing the English Channel yesterday. He flew 458km from leaving his roost in France to roosting west of Manchester last night. As you can see from Paul’s overview graphic, UV changed course to NNW … Continue reading

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UV’s last few days in mainland Europe

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 … Continue reading

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UV reaches the UK: overview

UV made good progress yesterday, travelling 426 km through France to reach the coast. He made an early start this morning to cross the English Channel, making landfall near Swanage. It took UV 18 days to reach the UK in … Continue reading

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