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Named by Dr Malcolm Summers for his son Daniel, whom he describes as an amazing man who teaches Maths to A-level. Malcolm said that it will be great to know that a bird will be singing somewhere with his name.

Daniel the Cuckoo
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 04:55
Tagging Location:
Lake Vyrnwy, Powys
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Daniel's journey from 02 May 2022 to 26 June 2022

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Daniel's movements

27 Jun 2022 - Daniel is back at Lake Vyrnwy

Having spent the last week or so visiting the Llanymynech area, Daniel has flown the 29km (18 miles) west, back to his breeding grounds on the southern shore of Lake Vyrnwy. Perhaps he was struggling to find a good enough food supply and so returned to an area that he was familiar with and could be more confident would hold the food supply that he needs. 

06 May 2022 - Daniel is back at Lake Vyrnwy

Further updates that arrived yesterday morning showed that Daniel had completed his journey back to his breeding grounds at Lake Vyrnwy. Having had such a long period during the winter when we received no updates from his tag, we are delighted that not only did his tag come back to life but that he has successfully completed his migration. 

05 May 2022 - Daniel is back in Wales!

Daniel has flown 843 km (524 miles) since our last update, taking him from Central France to mid Wales. A new update received early this morning showed that he was just north of Welshpool, just 30 km (18.6 miles) from his tagging location on the shores of Lake Vyrnwy. He left his breeding grounds on 3 July last year so we expect him to stay for around 8 weeks. So if you are visiting RSPB's wonderful Lake Vyrnwy reserve or the surrounding area over the next couple of months, listen out for Cuckoo Daniel!

04 May 2022 - Daniel moves to Central France

We last heard from Daniel on the evening of 2 May, by which time he was 50 km (31 miles) NW of Clermont-Ferrand in Central France. 

28 Apr 2022 - Daniel reaches northern Italy

We were delighted to receive further updates from Daniel's tag last night showing that he has flown 924 km (574 miles) north-north west from his last location on Sicily. At around 10pm last night he was close to the fishing village of Camogli on the Portofino peninsula approximately 10 miles east of Genoa. He is now slightly further north than Worcestershire Cuckoo Calypso. Might he beat Calypso, Victor II and JAC back to the UK? 

Past updates from Daniel

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