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.
- Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:00
- Tagging Location:
- Carlton Marshes, Suffolk Broads
- Age when found:
- Over one year
- Satellite Tag No.:
- Wing Length (mm):
Carlton II's movements
19 Mar 2021 - No further news from Carlton II
We've had no further messages from Carlton II's tag since 26 Feb when he was in the forest zone of north eastern Gabon. Although the tag's battery was very low at the time, based on the data collected by the onboard temperature sensor, there's no indication of a problem with the tag. Hopefully we will hear from Carlton II very soon.
26 Feb 2021 - Carlton II is on his way
Carlton II has followed PJ's lead and has started his migration back to the UK. He has spent the winter in central Gabon and over the last few days he has flown 300 km (186 miles) north towards the border between Gabon and Cameroon, and is now in the Minkebe National Park in north east Gabon. Carlton II was tagged in the spring of 2018, and in 2019 he made his first move north on 15 March. Last year he started his journey on 7 March, so he is a couple of weeks ahead of schedule this year. His route back to the UK will take him out to Ivory Coast, Liberia or Sierra Leone in West Africa where he will feed up before embarking on his Sahara crossing.
15 Feb 2021 - Carlton II still in Gabon
Carlton II arrived in Gabon at the end of November and remains there, in the dense rainforest of central Gabon. The most recent update from his tag arrived a few days ago so his tag appears to be working fine and hopefully we will see him move north over the coming few weeks.
17 Nov 2020 - Carlton II flies to Gabon
Updates received from Carlton II late on Sunday evening showed that he had finally left Nigeria and flown 1,157 km (720 miles) south east over Cameroon and into Gabon. He is now in dense rainforest in central Gabon and just 128 km (80 miles) west of PJ.
29 Oct 2020 - Carlton II still in Nigeria
Carlton II crossed into Nigeria on October 19 and has since made progress east into central Nigeria. He is currently 45 km (28 miles) east of the capital Abuja. In previous years Carlton II has spent the winter in central Gabon so if this is his intended destination this year he has a further 1,150 km (714 miles) to fly.
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