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Severn Trent funded this tag and much of the habitat improvement work on the Wildgoose nature reserve where Calypso was tagged. The name was chosen in a competition among Severn Trent Water employees.

Calypso the Cuckoo
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 06:20
Tagging Location:
Wild Goose Nature Reserve, Worcestershire, England
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Calypso's journey from 01 May 2022 to 24 June 2022

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Calypso's movements

05 May 2022 - Calypso is back again

New updates from Calypso's tag last night showed that he was within a stone's throw of his tagging location at Wildgoose nature reserve in Worcestershire. He was tagged here on 19 May 2021 and stayed until 23 June so we expect him to remain on site for the next six weeks or so. Bravo Calypso!

04 May 2022 - Calypso reaches England

Calypso spent a few days on the Island of Oléron off the west coast of France but new updates that came in between 07:50 and 08:00 yesterday morning showed him 630 km (390 miles) north, passing to the west of Chippenham. His last update which arrived at lunchtime yesterday showed him passing to the west of Tewkesbury. Another 20km and he'll be back at Wild Goose Nature Reserve in Worcestershire where he was tagged on 19 May 2021.

01 May 2022 - Calypso reaches France

Calypso has had a busy morning, flying approximately 467 km (290 miles) from his last location in northern Spain, across the Bay of Biscay to the western coast of France. He is now on the Island of Oleron due west of Rochefort. The Moeze Oleron nature reserve on and around the island is a protected area for migratory birds so Calypso has chosen a great place to stop. 

26 Apr 2022 - Calypso reaches Extramadura

Calypso didn't stop for long on the Costa del Sol, he has flown 295 km (184 miles) north and has reached Extramadura. He is now close to the Orellan Reservoir and the internationally important Sierra de Pela wetlands. He is now ahead of JAC and Daniel and just behind Victor II. 

25 Apr 2022 - Calypso is in Spain

Calypso has arrived in Europe having crossed the Straits of Gibraltar over the weekend. He is now close to San Pedro de Alcantara, approximately 10 km west of Marbella on the Coast del Sol.

Past updates from Calypso

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