Luna reaches the Big Smoke
Luna stopped overnight in the wooded valley beside the coast near to Lythe on 20 August. The next day, she moved on again, continuing her way south to Lincolnshire. She flew 151km, stopping overnight in a woodland belt near Ulceby Cross, close to the A1104 road.
Overnight roost for Luna in Yorkshire near to Lythe 19 August
Crossing the Humber into Grimsby
On 21 August, Luna left her latest roost and travelled a further 100km. She reached Fenton in Cambridgeshire where she spent the night in a tree near to the roundabout between the A141 and the B1040.
By 6:30am on 22 August she was on the move again, heading to St Ives. She proceeded south east, crossing the Cambridgeshire countryside, down to Southend on Sea. At 4pm she crossed the Thames estuary and reached the Isle of Grain. She stopped beside the power station at Wallend, having flown another 133 km of her first migration journey.
Along the Wash and Cambridgeshire route
Roost near to Ulceby Cross
Overnight roost 21 August
To Southend On Sea
Luna reaches the Isle of Grain
Luna stops near to the power station close to Wallend, Isle Of Grain
Last data point on 22 August at 4pm by the power station
Luna’s route through the UK, not far to go before leaving us now
So far so good, and fingers crossed, she will eave the UK this weekend.
There has not been any news of Buzz, but it is likely that he has started his journey. Although Hope’s tracker is not giving any information out, she was seen on the nest yesterday morning. SS was also there the day before, bringing a fish for her. Her solar-powered tracker is likely not getting charged up with enough sunlight, especially if she is just hanging around at the nest site.
More news as we get it!