Lake District Osprey Project; The Story of Number 14.

Hatched at Bassenthwaite 2013.

Left Bassenthwaite 10th September 2013

Crossed the English Channel  via  the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset the same day.

Down through France and Spain crossed to North Africa. By the 26th he was roosting in Ghana where he spent the next month. He then moved along the coast and crossed to Bioko on 27th November 2013 where he has remained ever since, with the exception of a couple of short excursions to Nigeria.

On the 21st April 2015 Number 14 crossed onto mainland Africa once again but this time on a mission. By midday on the 23rd he was passing Abuja, Nigeria, by the evening of 24th he was in Niger roosting near what looks like a river. Saturday the 25th he was roosting in the desert. By lunchtime on Sunday 26th – about the time the third egg was seen at Bassenthwaite – Number 14 was just over a thousand miles from Bioko with one thousand two hundred miles to go to the North African coast on a bearing that should take him to Spain.

In other words at the last download he was in the middle of the Sahara Desert heading north.

Already an amazing bird with an amazing story, what happens next?

We all await the next download.

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