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Named by the tag’s funder after Cleeve Hill outside Cheltenham.

Friday, May 10, 2024 - 05:30
Tagging Location:
Cranwich Heath, Thetford Forest, England
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Cleeve's journey from 10 May 2024 to 11 July 2024

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Cleeve's movements

01 Jul 2024 - Cleeve makes a minor move

Cleeve is still in north-east Spain, having flown just over 100 km (62 miles) from his last location just south of Andorra.

He is currently in Huesca province in the Pre-Pyrenees, approximately 40 km (24 miles) north of the city of Lleida.

27 Jun 2024 - Catalonia for Cleeve

Cleeve seems to be wasting little time, and since our last update just four days ago, he has flown a remarkable 975 km, (605 miles) from northern France down to the Pyrenees. 

He is now just over the border into Spain, approximately 18 km (11 miles) south-east of Andorra, and close to Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, in the north of Catalonia.

24 Jun 2024 - Cleeve leaves the UK

Over the weekend, Cleeve left the Cranwich Heath area in Norfolk, and headed south.

A 306 km (190 miles) overnight flight took him to the Essex coast, where he then continued across the Channel to Dunkirk. From here he flew south-east, into northern France and is currently just to the east of the city of Arras.

Cleeve was filmed by a BBC TV crew when tagged on 10 May 2024, and was the star, alongside Hannah Stitfall, of a One Show feature about the BTO Cuckoo project!

Past updates from Cleeve

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