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Updates from our Cuckoos

Read the latest updates from our Cuckoos on their migration.

Clive makes his move

18 Jul 2021
Cuckoo Clive has taken advantage of the fine weather and crossed the Channel. New updates received at 05:05 this morning (Sunday 18 July) showed that Clive had flown 437 km (271 miles) south-south west and was in the north western part of the Morbihan department of Brittany, between Cleguerec and Plouray. 

Calypso tackles the Sahara

18 Jul 2021
New updates received at around 19:00 yesterday evening (Saturday 17 July) showed that Calypso had flown 1,867 km (1,160 miles) south and had reached the western edge of the Air mountains in Niger. The highest peak of this range is Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès at 2022 m / 6633 ft. By 03:30 this morning (Sunday 18 July) Calypso had flown a further 325 km (202 miles) south and was looking set to join Cuckoo Ellis in Nigeria. Hopefully when we next hear from him he will have successfully completed his desert crossing. 

AJ heads for west Africa

18 Jul 2021
Over the last couple of days AJ has flown 1,870 km (1,163 miles) over the Sahara from Algeria to southern Mauritania. An update received at 19:13 this evening (Sunday 18 July) showed him approximately 18.5 km (11.5 miles) south east of the Mauritanian town of Ayoun al Atrous. He has a couple of hundred kilometers to go before he completes his crossing of the desert, it looks as if he is heading for south west Mali.  

Victor II heads south

17 Jul 2021
New updates from Victor II's tag yesterday evening (Friday 17 July) suggest that he has flow 615km (382 miles) south to south eastern France. The locations we have received so far have been low quality so we will need to await further updates to me confident of his location. He appears to be approximately 6km north west of the town of Saint-Marcellin in the Rhone-Alpes region. 

Attenborough's magical mystery tour

16 Jul 2021
Having made it as far as Spain, we were surprised to see the next few updates from Attenborough reporting him first over the sea just west of Sicily and then from the Ionian sea approaching Greece. The most recent updates show Attenborough 10km (6.25 miles) south of the town of Kalavryta in the mountainous east-central part of the regional unit of Achaea, Greece. It is 2,115km (1,315 miles) from Attenborough's last location in Spain to his first location in Greece, we have never seen such a dramatic eastwards movement from any of our tagged Cuckoos. It will be fascinating to see what the next updates tell us about Attenborough's whereabouts! 

Harry moves to Spain

16 Jul 2021
Harry has finally left the UK and flown 1,200 km (746 miles) south, making a stop close to the village of Llardecans in Catalonia, Spain.

PJ crosses into Spain

16 Jul 2021
A series of updates from PJ last night show that he has crossed from France into Spain. Since our last update he has flown 415 km (258 miles) south west over the Pyrenees. He spent yesterday evening close to the village of Montejo de Tiermes in the province of Soria, Castile and León, Spain. The last updates we received showed him heading north from this location towards Salas de los Infantes in Burgos Province.

Calypso makes his move to Africa

16 Jul 2021
Having been hanging out near Istres since 28 June, Calypso has finally made another move. New updates that arrived at around 5pm yesterday showed that he had crossed the Mediterranean, flying 785 km (487 miles) from France to northern Tunisia. By 10 pm last night he was 95 km (60 miles) further south, on farmland near the town of Al Arusah, 80Km (50 miles) south west of Tunis. 

AJ makes it to Africa

16 Jul 2021
After a flight of 840 km (522 miles) from southern France, AJ arrived in north Africa on Wednesday 14 July. At 9am on Wednesday he was 15 km south-south east of the town of Tenes in Algeria. A subsequent update received at around 6am this morning (Friday 16 July) showed him almost 600 km south so he may be attempting to cross the Sahara.

AJ arrives in south of France

13 Jul 2021
Having departed the UK on 12 June, AJ has made steady progress south, first to Normandy, where he spent a few weeks. In the last few days he has flown 533 km (331 miles) south to his current location 32 km (20 miles) east of Mont-de-Marsan in the south of France. 

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