Is Miranda heading home?
Thanks to Stephen Murphy for this update:
Could Miranda be heading for home? She roosted on the 15th high up on a heather moor above the River Glendun in County Antrim, the last landfall before Scotland. On the 15th transmissions began in Rathlin Island, County Antrim about 11am, a shift of 217 km from the last known location in County Sligo on the 13th, therefore the route taken from west to east Ireland occurred when the transmitter was sleeping and is unknown. I expected the following hours tracking would see her to cross to Scotland, but she could have started the journey at first light on the 15th and travelled many kilometres before we pick up the story. If so, rest and refuel would have been in order. I would not try to second-guess her next move but Langholm looks a good bet, as it is only a 20km sea crossing to the Mull of Kintyre and a few hours flight home.
Of course, she may ignore that theory and stay in County Antrim!
If she does leave the Emerald Isle then it is worth stating that Ireland has been good for Miranda. Those that hold Miranda dear could sleep soundly knowing she was in a safe landscape watched over by good people.
Watch this space..