Much better migration – getting near the Straits

Rothiemurchus had a great migration on 21st – starting in the Algerian desert near Tindouf he flew 570 kms by dark when he roosted in groves in market gardens near Ouled Nemma in Morocco. AT 1100GMT he was flying N at 65km/hr and an hour later crossing the Draa valley into Morocco. He flew over the Anti Atlas at 2406 metres and at 1600hrs was just SW of Quarzazate.

Today he had flown 70 km by 1100GMT and was near Oued Zem – it is about 300+km to the Straits of Gibraltar – probably roost in northern Morocco and cross to Europe tomorrow.

April 21st - 570km