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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
Tagging Location:
Wildgoose, Worcestershire
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Grove II's journey from 17 May 2022 to 06 January 2023

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Grove II's movements

24 Mar 2023 - No news from Grove II

There have been no updates from Grove II’s tag since 6th January, so, sadly, it is increasingly likely that we have heard the last from him but there is still a glimmer of hope that he will yet reappear.

30 Jan 2023 - Grove II still in Gabon?

Grove II arrived in Gabon in early October and although he moved a few hundred km east in mid December he has remained in Gabon. We last received an update from Grove II's tag on 6 January when he was in dense rainforest in eastern Gabon. Assuming he has remained here he is currently close to the border with the Republic of the Congo, approximately 50km north of the Gabon town of Okondja. Hopefully the radio silence has been caused by the dense rainforest canopy and we will receive further updates when he emerges. This is the first year of winter tracking for Grove II.  

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. 

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