Aeshna’s transmitter is still giving a location in southern Morocco
Aeshna’s transmitter is giving the same locations in a small valley in the Moroccan desert. I hope she is still alive and living in the same area, rather than dead. She worried me before in her winter quarters because her locations were so close together, but then she flew off. Do hope that will happen again soon. Still no change on12th June
Aeshna is still transmitting from southern Morocco in a dry river valley with scrubby trees and bushes. Class 3 accurate fixes are spread over nearly a km so I am hoping she is alive and well, but her lack of migration worries me. A check of the web suggests that rains, some very heavy, fell in Morocco in the first half of May, and this may mean good conditions for growth and flying insects, suitable for feeding hobbies, even this far south.
Aeshna is still in the same area of southern Morocco, with the location overnight on 24th/25th May being in the same area as on the previous date. I’m surprised she’s staying in this area and just hope there’s not a problem.
Aeshna had flown 228 kms NNE in the last two days
This afternoon Aeshna was located in Western Sahara, some 100kms NW of the Fderik iron mine – she had flown 848 kms over the 2 and half days since last location. Now really heading north at speed.
Aeshna roosted overnight in forested slopes south of Benegba in Guinea on 11th/12th May. The next transmission at 2129GMT on 13th May was 575 kms NNW in Mauritania – she is on her way north again. During the 12th and 13th May she flew over Mali and last evening entered Mauritania – roosting in the desert some 10 kms north of the Mali border and 100 kms south of Kiffa.
Stayed in the same area on 6th May but at 0300GMT this morning 9th she was 125 kms NE – still in Guinea.
By 0348GMT on 28th April, Aeshna had flown 230 kms SSE from her 25th April location in Senegal. She was roosting in open woodlands within a farmed land in The Gambia, and during the morning she flew 11ksm SW into southern Senegal. Certainly a migration of stops and starts.