01 October, 2013

Into Missouri

Island Girl flew 330 km (205 miles) on Sunday, reaching a point about half way across the continental United States en route to the Gulf of Mexico.

She roosted on a forested ridge in broken farmland at about 1,042' elevation and about 14 miles SW of Rolla, Missouri and Highway 44.

She left the Mississippi behind and has veered towards a more southerly course.

Her 11th roost site was just 140 miles NW of her seventh roost last year, so she is moving slower but still following a similar route down the central flyway.

By this time last year, she had already reached the Gulf.

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