Green J last dash for home

Green J restarted her migration before 6am and crossed the river again at Luncarty, north of Perth, at 7am.  The last signal of this batch was at 8am when she was perched in an open wood near Bankfoot. The weather is variable today but she should be able to cross the mountains and reach her nest and her mate Blue XD this evening. Today was exciting following her migration because Dan Brown was driving on the A9 Perth to Inverness main road and suddenly saw a sattagged osprey flying north as he drove on the Killiecrankie dual carriage way – he saw that she came round the corner and promptly tweeted the sighting.  When the data came in, the hourly GPS at 10am was just south of the dual carriage way and his sighting was at 10.08am (see map below). Once Green J got round the corner she flew north and an hour later she was flying north through the Larig Ghru (through the central Cairngorms) – almost immediately her destination was visible and before midday she was back at her nest. The end of the migration for this older female osprey. So all three sat-tagged adults are back safely for another breeding season.

Green J's locations at Killiecrankie this morning

Green J’s locations at Killiecrankie this morning