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Grove II

Named after an area near the sponsor's home which has been a reliable place to hear a Cuckoo over recent years.

Grove II, Wildgoose Rural Training Centre, 2022. PTT 232674.
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 06:00
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Wildgoose, Worcestershire
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Grove II's journey from 17 May 2022 to 29 October 2022

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Grove II's movements

06 Oct 2022 - Grove II powers on to Gabon

New updates received this morning show that Grove II has flown 557km (346 miles) south from his last location in Cameroon to Gabon. He is now close to Ivindo National Park in Central Gabon, a 300,000 hectare UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to Western Lowland Gorilla, Chimpanzee, forest Elephants, and African Golden Cat. On the western edge of the Congo Basin, more than 430 bird species have been recorded at this site.  

29 Sep 2022 - Grove II reaches Cameroon

Grove II has flown 570km (354 miles) south east from Nigeria into Cameroon. He is now in the Littoral region of western Cameroon, approximately 95km (59 miles) north east of the capital Yaoundé. 

27 Sep 2022 - Grove II moves to central Nigeria

Over the last couple of days Grove II has flown 367km (228 miles) south east within Nigeria to his new location in Nasarawa state in north central Nigeria. He is now some 100km (62 miles) south east of the Nigerian capital Abuja. 

28 Jul 2022 - Grove II moves east to Burkina Faso

Having spent the last couple of weeks in Mali, Grove II has set off on his journey east across Africa to the Congo Basin. Updates received last night showed that he was moving through southern Mali towards the eastern border and the latest update which arrived at around 4am this morning showed that he was approaching the Tui Forest in south west Burkina Faso.  

11 Jul 2022 - Grove II takes on the Sahara

Since our last update Grove II has departed from Spain and flown approximately 2,500km (1,553 miles) south, crossing the Mediterannean and entering Africa. By 22:50 last night he had reached central Mauritania and was approximately 136km (85 miles) north east of the town of Tidjikja - famous for its Palm trees and dates. He is now passing through the Tagant Plateau, a stony part of the Sahar desert. 

Past updates from Grove-ii

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