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    Just an interesting email I received

    "Bird migration is a really fascinating subject and I am constantly amazed at the distances that some birds travel each year. With the improvements in modern technology, we can now also follow these birds more closely.

    A female European Honey Buzzard#was fitted with a satellite tracking system in Finland recently and was of particular interest to locals because it spent the most recent austral summer around the town of#Reitz in the Free State in South Africa. She left Reitz to start heading north on 20 April 2015 and, yesterday morning, 2 June, she finally reached Finland where she will probably spend the boreal summer before probably returning again next season to visit us here in South Africa.#

    Here is an image showing the data received from the tracker which plots out the route that she took to head north... so, in just 42 days, she covered over 10 000 km at an average of more than 230 km every single day! Isnít that just amazing...?!"Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneTen View Post
    Just an interesting email I received

    "Bird migration is a really fascinating subject and I am constantly amazed at the distances that some birds travel each year. With the improvements in modern technology, we can now also follow these birds more closely.

    A female European Honey Buzzard#was fitted with a satellite tracking system in Finland recently and was of particular interest to locals because it spent the most recent austral summer around the town of#Reitz in the Free State in South Africa. She left Reitz to start heading north on 20 April 2015 and, yesterday morning, 2 June, she finally reached Finland where she will probably spend the boreal summer before probably returning again next season to visit us here in South Africa.#

    Here is an image showing the data received from the tracker which plots out the route that she took to head north... so, in just 42 days, she covered over 10 000 km at an average of more than 230 km every single day! Isnít that just amazing...?!"Click image for larger version. 

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    Awesome, thank you.

    It would be extremely interesting to see if she does exactly the same route next year.
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    If that bird could post a trip report!

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    Well, apparently it failed a fact check.

    https://mandynews.com/fact-check-no-...ca-to-finland/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk View Post
    Well, apparently it failed a fact check.

    https://mandynews.com/fact-check-no-...ca-to-finland/
    Took their sweet time about the fact check though. In nearly 8 years I could have faked it by tagging myself and walking that route...

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