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Carlton II

Named by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust as he was tagged at Carlton Marshes in Lowestoft, part of the beautiful Suffolk Broads and a nature reserve managed by the Trust.

Carlton II the Cuckoo
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:00
Tagging Location:
Carlton Marshes, Norfolk Broads
Age when found:
Over one year
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

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Carlton II's journey from 23 May 2019 to 18 August 2019

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Carlton II's movements

15 Aug 2019 - Carlton II in Guinea Bissau

Since our last update Carlton II has moved around 100 km (62 miles) east from his last position in Senegal and is now just over the border in Guinea Bissau. He is now in the far north-eastern corner of Guinea-Bissau. Last year he began moving west on August 11 so this could well be the start of his journey through west Africa towards his final wintering grounds in Gabon.  

14 Aug 2019 - Five across the desert

So far this year, five Cuckoos have made it successfully across the desert. Carlton II, PJ, Senan, Tennyson and Valentine are all south of the Sahara and still sending regular tag transmissions. They still have a little further to go south before reaching their final wintering destinations.  

05 Aug 2019 - Carlton II has crossed the desert

Signals received from Carlton II's tag at 8:30 am on Friday 2 August showed that he was over the desert in northern Mauritania. By 18:47 on Sunday 4 August he had covered a total of 2,218 km (1,378 miles), crossing the Sahara and arriving in southern Senegal, close to the border with Guinea-Bissau. Carlton II stopped off in Senegal last year too but his stop over location was north of the Gambia. 

01 Aug 2019 - Carlton II is east of Marrakesh

Carton II has completed his sea crossing, travelling 715km (445 miles) from his last location in southern Spain to reach the high Atlas mountains in north Africa. He is currently 82km (50 miles) east of Marrakesh, the fourth largest city in the country. He is just 80km (50 miles) south-west of Raymond, who recently arrived in the High Atlas mountains too. 

29 Jul 2019 - Carlton II arrives in Andalusia

Since our last update Carlton II has flown 458 km (285 miles) south to Andalusia in southern Spain, where he is currently approximately 55 km (34 miles) north of Seville. 

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