Waving goodbye

Its now a week since 32(11) and her mother left the Manton Bay nest and headed south. How amazing to think that they could already be in North Africa!

John Wright was there to see the two birds leave, and here are a selection of his photos. 32 flew south over Shallow Water hide just after 11am and forty minutes later her mother followed on exactly the same flight path.

Incidentally, we originally thought that 32 was a male, but as time progressed her large size and heavy bill persuaded us to change our minds!

32 heading south

Last view of 32 as she heads south

Adult female circling Manton Bay before she headed south

Last view of the Manton Bay female as she flew south

One response to “Waving goodbye”

  1. Patricia Selman

    Stunning!