Our second satellite tracked young osprey, Blue YD, from Angus, has now overtaken Blue 44 on the southward migration route. After leaving Cumbria on the 12th, he seems to have taken a very direct southwards route over the UK (though there are some gaps in the data at this point).
Amazingly he crossed over to Brittany in 24 hours and after presumably roosting overnight, he has boldly headed out over the Bay of Biscay yesterday morning. This is a very wide point to cross and a very dangerous part of the migration journey. We can only hope the winds are in his favour and he doesn’t succumb to exhaustion on this long sea crossing.
We hope to be able to update you on Blue 44’s movements tomorrow morning when the next batch of satellite data comes in.