Through France and Spain and into Africa

Through Southern France and over the Pyrenees, skirting around Spain and over the Mediterranean (actually the bit called the Alboran Sea) to Morocco. 30.09.2020.

02.10.2020

Across the Atlas Mountains into Algeria and across the Grand Erg Occidental Desert to roost in the mountains.

04.10.2020

Then an odd divergence to the East along the mountain range, passing an even odder landscape feature.

A moon landscape with what looks to be an enormous meteor strike. The Tin Bider crater was formed in the last 70 million years, perhaps in the late Cretaceous or early Tertiary Period.Spanning 6 kilometres, the crater sits at the southern end of a range of hills.

10.10.2020

He’s crossed out of Algeria into Mali and he’s heading southwards to follow the Niger River which should take him through the SW corner of Niger into Nigeria and down to the coast.
14.10.2020

‘We have been made aware of a possible ringing recovery involving White 14.  We are working closely with the British Trust for Ornithology, and will update when they can confirm or deny these reports.’

 

Britain, Brittany, France

We are not keeping up with wonder bird!

This is his position for September 28th. He has flown down the length of France via a channel crossing, Seaton to Loguivy on the  Brittany coast. Then straight over Brittany to  Carnac Plage he took a rather risky route over the notorious Bay of Biscay to the Gironde Estuary. This is a favourite osprey stop over place with shallow sandy water and good fishing. He then continued Southward, toward the Pyrenees.