The download at 13.00 on April 13th shows No 14 making a last push against the desert leagues. In front rise the coastal mountains that he cut through a year ago. Near their base on the desert side lies the oasis town of Biskra, land of 150,000 date palms of exceptional quality. A large body of water shows up on Google earth maps directly in his flight path so there’s the hope of fresh fish.
The temperature for his roost last night fell to 14C but today’s forecast predicted horizon to horizon sunshine averaging 29C with a light south easterly breeze.
Meanwhile back on the Bassenthwaite nest there was no sign of a second egg, whilst the first egg, rather worryingly, was being tenderly wrapped in black plastic by its Father!