Derek's journey from 03 May 2015 to 02 July 2015

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Derek still in the Broads - 1 Jul 2015

Derek is still in the Norfolk Broads, in the area that he arrived in on 26 April.Last year, he left on 22 July.

Derek back in Norfolk - 27 Apr 2015

By the morning of the 26 April Derek had returned to Norfolk and was back in the UK. From his postition in Spain he had travelled 1620km (1000 miles), crossing over France during the 24 April, to return his breeding grounds as the fifth of our tagged Cuckoos back to the UK. 

Derek and Stanley north of Sierra Morena Mountains - 16 Apr 2015

From Morocco, Derek had continued on a further 1000km (600 miles) to reach Spain, settling in an area north of the Sienna Morena Mountains, by 15 April. He was joined here on the same day by Stanley, who had travelled north-west from his location near Granada and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. They are now only about 7km (4.5 miles) apart. 

Derek crosses the desert - 13 Apr 2015

During the early hours of 13 April we received a location from Derek that showed him in Morocco, on the northern edge of the Sahara, the third of our tagged Cuckoos to successfully make it across.

Derek continues west - 25 Mar 2015

Derek's continued west and covered another 550km (340 miles) to reach his new location in Ivory Coast. He is about 60km (35 miles) north-east of Ash and 105km (65 miles) north of David's new location. All in all there are six Cuckoos in Ivory Coast currently.