Archives for March 2014

Flying round Pyreness and north through France

Ble XD flew north today over Estella, round west end of Pyreness and then NNE over Dax. After 246 km he stopped to roost in a small wood in marshland south of Luxey.

March 31st

March 31st

Remained at Santona Marismas

Yellow HA stopping off in the estuary

Dawn on River Ebro

Blue XD flew only a short track on 30th and settled beside the River Ebro near Sartuguda, and was there this morning

Reached Scottish Borders by nightfall

Beatrice flew 264 km today – fishing near Harthill 8am – 10am, then a north flight to Wigan where turned NNW to fly over Morecambe Bay and so up through Lake District to Carlisle where turned NNE and by 7pm settled in a  forest near Castleton to roost overnight.

March 31st

March 31st

Staying at Santona Marismas?

Yellow HA lookedlike he might stay another day on the south coast of Bay of Biscay, but may be he will restart north later in day.

March 29th - 30th

March 29th – 30th

Mid morning heading for the Pyrenees

Mid morning he was headinf for the Pyrenees and looks likely to overtake Yellow HA. Ma

March 29th -30th

March 29th -30th

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Flying fast and arrives in England

Beatrice made a great migration today – at 12oo GMT she was 29 km north of Cherbourg and an hour later west of The Needles, Isle of Wight – 79 km in an hour. She continued at this speed of 50 mph with a southerly wind and the latest signal at 1600GMT – 5pm she was just south of Gloucester at 1200 metres flying N at 50 mph – she should be home Tuesday.

Later signals showed that she stopped and roosted in field boundary trees on farmland just east of Wixall Moss – a day’s flight of 510 km – if she did that tomorrow she would be home by nightfall

March 30th

March 30th

Stopping over on coast of North Spain

Yellow HA roosted last night near the estuary at Santander and today flew a short way east to the big Santona estuary where he spent the day. This is a favourite migratory stop off for ospreys in spring and autumn.

To Normandy

Beatrice flew 400 km north today and by 1600GMT had reached Forest of Andaines in south Normandy, where she settled to roost for the night

March 29th

March 29th

Beatrice sets off for Scotland

Beatrice left her stop-over on River Adour yesterday morning and by 1700GMT was roosting in a belt of trees in farmland just south of the River La Garonne near Macau, Bordeaux. Her day’s journey was 136 km and she is now heading north.

March 28th migration

March 28th migration