03 May, 2014

Slow Day for Island Girl

She only flew 34 kn (21 miles) for the day, perhaps in response to the tremendous climate change she is experiencing right now in that steamy tropical forest.

Do peregrines require time to acclimatize to such changes? We don't know at this point but it could be a factor.

She remained along the foothills above the coastal plain and roosted on a densely forested hilltop at 1,091', only a mile above the Pan-Am Highway, Ecuador 25.

She was only 17 km (10 miles) from the mangroves of the Gulf of Guayaquil.

Her latitude was equivalent to her position two days earlier last year. In other words, she is running two days later than last year.

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