September 98
  • September 4       The ground transmitter signal made it possible to follow David and Jonas feeding together near the nest. The satellites located Kristyna and Hynek in the Brdy hills. Ondrej was missing - his satellite transmitter failed.

  • September 8       Argos system satellites located Hynek southwest of Pilsen.

  • September 11       Jonas was located near Pilsen, while Kristyna and David still resided in the Brdy hills.

  • September 18       Kristyna got on her way to Africa (later than she had done in previous seasons). In the morning, satellites located her in the Brdy hills and during night in the German part of borderline in Sumava mountains range region.

  • September 19       In the evening, both Kristyna and David were located in southwestern Germany. Data analysis revealed David had left the Brdy hills on the 18th of September.

  • September 20       Both Kristina and David flew to Jura region in eastern France. They spent the night just a few kilometers away from each other. It seemed that they intended to got to the winter habitat together.

  • September 22       Hynek was in southern France, Jonas still resided near Pilsen. Kristyna and David had been flying independently for two days.

  • September 24       David reached western Pyrenees, Kristyna flew a bit slowly and satellites located her in the "Massif Central" region in France.

  • September 27       Hynek was shot to death near Agen (southwestern France) by a local vandal "hunter".

  • September 30       After 4 days of resting among Pyrenees peaks, David flew in southwestern direction. Kristyna flew across western Pyrenees from France to Spain.

Texts by Miroslav Bobek and František Pojer
Photo by Khalil Baalbaki, Gérard Jadoul and archive of Africka odysea
Design by Tom Vild
Page by Lenka Hampapová
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