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Following a competition, Coo was named by pupils of Ballymacward Primary School, County Antrim, through our collaboration with EDF Energy and the Pod.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 01:00
Tagging Location:
RAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire Moors, England
Age when found:
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Wing Length (mm):

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Coo's journey from 20 May 2015 to 03 May 2016

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Coo's movements

16 Jun 2016 - We have lost Coo

When we last heard from Coo on 3 May, everything seemed OK with him. He had arrived back on his breeding grounds and was moving around quite widely. The information from his tag was also indicating that everything was fine but then everything stopped and we have received nothing since. Of course we don't really know what happened but with the failure being so catastrophic and sudden we have to consider that Coo has been predated.

03 May 2016 - Coo has made it back

A host of signals received from Coo's tag aroung breakfast time on 1 May showed that he was back at RAF Fylingdales, completing a round journey of almost 15,000km (9,500 miles). Since his arrival he has been flying all over the RAF Fylingdales area, presumably in search of female Cuckoos.

29 Apr 2016 - Coo arrives in England

A signal received from Coo's tag early this morning showed that he had travelled a further 260 miles from his last location in France. He has now crossed the channel and is near Battle in East Sussex. The next map update should show us whether he is hanging around in East Sussex or pushing straight on back to the North York Moors.

27 Apr 2016 - Coo in France

On the 19 April Coo was still in Spain but by the early morning of 24 April a location received from his tag showed that he had crossed the Pyrenees and was in France, 520km (323 miles) north of his last position in Spain.He is currently in Centre region in an area of woodland just west of Marigny-Marmande.

21 Apr 2016 - Coo in Spain

Since the last update we have received better quality locations from Coo's tag which show that he is now in norther Spain, just south of the Pyrenees and within 10 miles of Vigilamus.

Past updates from Coo

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