Fantastic first day’s migration

Stan left his nest after 10.30am on 12th September, probably after a eating a fish caught by his father in Findhorn Bay. Strong NW winds helped him south and there was the calls of pink-footed geese in the air – arriving from Iceland. At midday he was flying through the Cairngorm mountain passes and at 1pm was east of Pitlochry flying due south at 40kph. At2pm he was approaching Loch Leven and then flew over the Forth road bridges headoing for the Scottoish Borders which he reached ar 4pm. At 5pm he was near Wigton and then flew over the Lake District.At 7pm he was at Preston flying S at 54kph and the last signal gave him still flying strongly south at Market Drayton.  328 miles in 9 hours – a really good start of his autumn migation. I wonder where he stopped to roost last night.

Stan’s first day of migration 12th September