Better late than never – I went to see Beatrice’s winter quarters. En route to the annual meeting of the Andalucia Osprey Reintroduction Project, I was collected from Malaga airport by Juan Jose Mejias, and taken by 4×4 to the River Guadiaro. A lovely hot afternoon with swallows and house martins skimming the meadows, and Spain looking very green after a wet winter. We checked out Beatrice’s favourite roosting and fishing sites on the river (alas she had left 3 days ago) but it was easy to see her haunts from the GPS positions. The farmers were harvesting the orange crop and I will always now remember her winter home as a place of oranges – looking across the orange groves laden with fruit to the eucalyptus trees growing along the river, which were her roosts. The area is a mix of farms, orange groves, cattle range, with local roads and power lines, in fact a much busier locality than her nesting area. It’s not far from the busy coastal motorway.