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Dulas - Dulas has started his migration

Posted: Tuesday 13th September 2011 by Emyr MWT

 

Early morning on 12th September, Dulas started his migration - he was 14 weeks old exactly. It was the day, however, we wished he hadn't gone, the follow up of Hurricane Katia was at it's strongest in the UK producing winds of 60mph in mid Wales. Subsequently, Dulas was blown east.

By 11.00 he was over Stratford-Upon-Avon; by 12.00, Towcester in Northamptonshire and by 13.00 he was over Flitwick in Bedfordshire. At 16.00 he was over the North Sea off the coast of Essex at which point he turned south spending the next few hours almost in the same position six miles to sea off Clacton on Sea. Has he succumb to the elements and is floating with the current? We think he may have roosted on one of the Gunfleet Sands wind turbines in that area as he is consistently showing an altitude of 10 meters. We won't know for sure until the next download on the 14th. Fingers and everything crossed.

Dyfi Osprey Dulas Migration Day 1

Here's a wind turbine at Gunfleet Sands - we think Dulas may have roosted 10m up on the balcony type structure

Gunfleet Sands wind Turbine

 

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