Blue 44 left at 10 am yesterday morning and was in Northumberland last night. He seems to be following the route of the East Coast mainline and roosted near Cragside, a National Trust property last night. He’s moving quickly. His dad appears to have gone too so perhaps we’re seeing the first joint migration! We’re updating the satellite tracking page at the moment and it will go live very soon. Here’s a snapshot of his journey so far.
We suspected yesterday that he might have gone as we hadn’t heard a peep out of him, which was most unusual, and both Herons and Buzzards were flying around the nest which would normally make him alarm call. The satellite data confirmed what we thought and we’re looking forward to the next batch on Tuesday.