30(05) has made it to her wintering grounds! The data took its time in coming through, but we now have it and we know that she arrived at her Senegalese beach at 10:00 on 11th September!
30 was motoring on 10th September, travelling 244 miles / 393 km, and bypassing the lake we thought she might stop at! She made it to the coast at 7pm that evening, and roosted there. The next morning she set off at 07:00 and travelled the final 26 miles / 43 km to her spot on the beach!
Here is a breakdown of her autumn migration 2016. It took her 13 days, and she covered a total of 2893 miles / 4659 km.
Here is a picture of 30’s entire journey this autumn. Look how direct her route is! What an amazing migration – ospreys are truly awe-inspiring creatures!
Well done 30! We hope to see her on her beach sometime in January…