Here is a summary of No 14’s migration from Bioko to the Lakes this year and a run down of where he was in April.
On the 22nd March 2017 Number 14 was at his favourite site on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea. He had been here for most of the winter sometimes not travelling more than a square mile away from his favoured spot, an area renowned for plenty of fish.
All changed on the 23rd March when the migration bug set in. His mileage and roost sites for the next twenty-three days were as follows: – You can see why we were concerned with his progress in the Algerian desert.
|22nd March 2017||Bioko|
|11th April||138||England; New Forest|
|12th April||94||England; River Avon|
|13th April||51||England; Uttoxeter|
|14th April||92||England; River Lune|
3,700 (approx.) miles later he was resting on the Lune near Hornby, Lancashire.
Since the middle of April Number 14 has remained generally in the South Lakes area with a couple of exceptions. On the 17th April, he had a day out over Liverpool, on the 21st to Dunford Bridge, Yorkshire and on the 28th he was over Hawthornthwaite Fell near Blackburn.
Sharp eyed visitors to the Lakes may have seen him at Estwaitewater, showing off on Easter Sunday the 16th, or on the 18th,22nd or 26th. Sharp eyed fishermen may have seen him around Pennington