18 April, 2010

Island Girl NNE of Antofagasta on Saturday

On her fifth day of travel, Island Girl apparently continued along the same general migratory pathway, well inland from the coast. She covered 230 km (143 miles) during the day and passed by the city of Antofagasta. Not too likely that she saw it as there is a high ridge east of town that would have blocked her view.

She roosted on what looks like a broad ridgetop with some pretty amazing geology. There are many flow-like alluvial fans in the area. The elevation was still high at around 4,796 feet.

Her roost site was about 71 km (44 miles) north-northeast of Antofagasta and 30 km (19 miles) from the nearest coastline.

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