Category Archives: Migration

7L/Aln’s travel to France

Last Saturday, 7L/Aln decided to change her routine of flying around Sussex, sometimes Surrey, and head off to France. That could be the end of her stay in the UK, but with her, who knows? IF it was, here is … Continue reading

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Au revoir, Angleterre!

Data received late yesterday revealed that 7L/Aln had crossed the Channel back to Normandy on Saturday evening. She left the Isle of Wight at 18.17 UTC and arrived west of Cherbourg at about 20.45. She roosted almost immediately. Yesterday was … Continue reading

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Mainly Nests 3 and 1A news

Footage retrieved from Nest 3 today showed egg 3 hasn’t hatched. But the two chicks are developing well. The pair usually sit side by side and are fairly evenly fed. Here’s a ‘soft focus’ shot from this morning! As you … Continue reading

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7L/Aln: some highlights of recent travel

The last ‘detail’ post on 7L/Aln’s travel was on 24 May, when it appeared she might be heading for Kielder Forest. So this is quite a long update, but there are plenty of pictures! There are few fixes as you … Continue reading

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7L/Aln, a real roamer

After apparently going to head to Kielder Forest – or maybe on to Scotland – given her direct northerly route on 23 and 24 May, today 7L/Aln was just as focused on heading south. The last ‘overview’ post showed her … Continue reading

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Coming to Kielder? No!

Yesterday’s data for 7L/Aln showed promise for a visit to her natal area. She’d headed north for the best part of 2 days. But this happened next. She reached the South Tyne yesterday, but the weather had deteriorated and she … Continue reading

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7L/Aln reaches Northumberland

Data received tonight for 7L/Aln has few fixes, but she reached SW Northumberland today. Paul has added her Autumn 2017 track to his graphic. As you can see, when near Scunthorpe yesterday afternoon, she would have recognised the area below … Continue reading

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Recent travel by 7L/Aln

The last ‘detail’ look at travel left 7L/Aln heading west across SE England on 22 May. Here’s an overview. She flew just north of Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea. There isn’t much more data for the day, but 7L/Aln was near Lewes … Continue reading

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7L/Aln heading north

Yesterday’s ‘overview’ post showed 7L/Aln near Peterborough. She didn’t go much further, as Paul’s graphic shows. She’d flown 270 km during the day, after setting off late morning. As you can see, there is a kink at the end of … Continue reading

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7L/Aln heads north

After a day wandering around SE England, this morning 7L/Aln decided to head north. Like an arrow! She was very high – up to over 1000m above terrain – when flying straight over London. It is possible she could reach … Continue reading

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