Off to Galicia

Rothiemurchus flew south on 2nd September and roosted that evening east of Wrexham; next day he flew on south and crossed the River Severn at Slimbridge at 3 PM and then roosted that night just south-west Blandford Forum in Dorset. On 4th September he set off over the English Channel from the Dorset coast near Lulworth and at midday was flying south over Jersey. He roosted that evening just north of Saint Nazaire.

On 5th September he set out across the Bay of Biscay in a SSW direction but when he was off Noirmoitier he decided against it and turned towards mainland France,  crossing over Ile d’Yeu at  09:00 hours.  He then coasted down the French coast to roost that night  just south of Lac d’Mourtin-Carvans.  On 6th September  he crossed into Spain at 15:30 hours  and turned west to be over  Bilbao at 1800 GMT and roosted  that evening a little bit further west. Next day the 7th, he flew west all along the North  Spanish coast and by evening  he was back in his usual haunts near  Ortigueira in the north-west  corner of Spain.  What an amazing dogleg  for an Osprey to make on its autumn migration –  learnt on his first migration and continued ever since. Wonder how long he will stop-over?

1st - 7th September

1st – 7th September