Green J reaches Fife

She was away before 7am and by 9am was flying north near Barnard Castle. Two hours later she was near Corbridge and crossed the Scottish Border near Windy Gyle, and was over Yetholm at 1pm. She then headed NNW and crossed the Firth of Forth from Gullane to East Wemyss and not long afterwards settled to roost for the night in a wooded hillside overlooking the River Tay near Abernethy in Fife.

April 13th

April 13th

North through Midlands

Green J was flying north near Nottingham at 9am and two hours later was just SE of Leeds. At 2pm she was heading for Gouthwaite Reservoir and two hours later perched beside it, so she probably fished there. That evening she roosted in woods south of Pately Bridge. Her day’s flight was 182km

April 12th

April 12th

Green J at Eyebrook Reservoir

 
Green J over Eyebrook Reservoir Photo: Phil Rogers

She flew 212km today, passing Aylesbury at 2pm and at 5pm she was just SW of Corby.  Not long after she was  photographed over Eyebrook Reservoir and that evening she roosted a little north in Rutland.

April 11th

April 11th

Green J over Eyebrook Reservoir  Photo: Phil Rogers

Green J over Eyebrook Reservoir

Green J reaches England

On the 9th April she flew 215km through France and roosted overnight in a wood near Saint-Mars-la-Jaille. On 10th she was away early and at 1100GMT was flying north to east of Rennes. Her direct route took her to the Cherbourg Penisula and she departed the NE corner just after 1500GMT. Her next two plots were over the Channel flying north at 50kph. She came ashore over Shanklin just before 7pm and soon she was roosting for the night in a wood south of Havenstreet on the Isle of Wight, east of Newport.  This morning she was away early and by 7am had covered 26km and was flying north to the north of Wickham in Hampshire. Weather today a bit unsettled so she might not cover a big distance.

April 9th - 11th

April 9th – 11th

Crossed Bay of Biscay to France

Green J set off over the Bay of Biscay north of Bilbao and cut the corner to Lacanau on the French coast and then crossed the River Gironde at 1700GMT. She stopped for the night north of the river after a flight of 342km.

April 8th

April 8th

Reached Bilbao this evening

Green J has completed a steady NE migration through northern Spain and roosted this evening south-west of Bilbao. Should start heading up the French coast tomorrow.

Three day migration April 5th to 7th

Three day migration April 5th to 7th

Green J sets off for Scotland

Green J set off on migration at 1000GMT this morning and made good progress NE through Spain

April 5th

April 5th

Still at the reservoir

Green J is still at the Gabriel y Galan Reservoir to 1400GMT today April 2nd

Still at the reservoir

Green J was still at the reservoir at 0800GMT this morning

Still at reservoir

Green J was still at her wintering site tonight. Today she spent most of her time below the dam with just an early morning trip to the southern part of the reservoir. Maybe she is close to leaving.

March 26th

March 26th