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Cooper was named by the Cooper family, which has been hugely impressed with the project and its ability to follow the annual journey of these remarkable birds. The family chose Cooper as it can be a Christian name, and also because they hope to encourage friends to support this wonderful, eye-opening enterprise in the future.

Cooper, New Forest, 2022. PTT 232672.
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 03:55
Tagging Location:
New Forest, Hampshire
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Cooper's journey from 31 May 2022 to 26 June 2022

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Cooper's movements

15 Jun 2022 - Cooper blazes south through France

Having stopped briefly just south of the city of Tours, Cooper has continued south and by 10am this morning had reached the Occitanie region of southern France. He is now approximately 11 miles due east of the historic city of Cahors.Cooper has already covered 764 km (475 miles) since leaving England. 

13 Jun 2022 - Introducing Cooper

Cuckoo Cooper was the heaviest Cuckoo tagged in 2022 and one of the heaviest we have tagged during the lifetime of the project. Tipping the scales at 136 grams he is still well within the normal range for a male Cuckoo and a full 5 grams lighter than our heaviest ever bird, Karma, who was 141 grams. Cooper was tagged at Lucas Castle in the New Forest and named by the Cooper family who clubbed together to fund his tag. 

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