Sagal sets off on migration

Sagal set off from his nest in Strathspey after 10am on 16th September in good weather. He was over Aviemore at 10.43am flying south towards the Cairngorms. At 12.22 he was near Bridge of Cally and after 1pm was over Fife where he started thermalling to 1174 metres. He crossed the Firth of Forth to Musselburgh and was near Selkirk at 3.15pm. He crossed the English Border before 5pm and headed on south to finish his flight, after 440 km, at Lostock, north of Manchester. He first of all roosted in some trees in the town and then flew on to┬áHulton Park, between Manchester and Wigan. He must have also found this too busy as he moved after midnight to farmland trees south of Atherton – it was a full moon. A very good migration for his first day.

September 16th migration

September 16th migration