Today we have had another update from 30’s tag, from her last position on the 11th March she has headed North West, towards the coastline. Incredibly on the 12th March she flies straight across the capital city of Mauritania, Nouakchott also known as the “place of the winds”. This might explain why 30 decided to take this route, as wind speed can have a significant effect on osprey migration. Furthermore, she passed over this city on her migration last spring meaning it could be a useful landmark ensuring she stays on track during her migration.
30’s route then heads up the coast, with a slight detour inland to roost, before heading up the coast again, on average she is traveling 223.3 KM a day, which is very impressive! She should soon be heading into Western Sahara, then hopefully on to Southern Europe.