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Named by Essex and Suffolk Water after Ken Saul, a volunteer at the site where the cuckoo was caught (Burgh Common) for over 30 years.

Ken the Cuckoo
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 01:00
Tagging Location:
Burgh Common, Norfolk
Age when found:
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

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Ken's journey from 12 May 2013 to 13 April 2014

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Ken's movements

02 May 2014 - Concern for Ken

It looks likely that either Ken has perished in Ivory Coast or the tag is no longer attached. The tag temperature is now fluctuating with the day and night time temperatures, rather than remaining consistant with body temperature as it should. It looks like we will not be following Ken across the desert and back to the UK. 

19 Mar 2014 - Ken in Ivory Coast

Ken had moved 100km (600 miles) by the 14 March and was just inside Ivory Coast. Waller and Derek are also in Ivory Coast, but further to the west.  

07 Mar 2014 - Ken moves further west

Ken has moved a further 380km (235 miles) north-west within Nigeria but is some way behind Derek, the third Cuckoo to move in to West Africa, who is now in Ghana.  

03 Mar 2014 - Ken is second Cuckoo in West Africa

Ken has moved 200km (120 miles) from his last position in Cameroon and into Nigeria over the weekend. He is now officially in West Africa and is the second Cuckoo to move this far west this year.  

25 Feb 2014 - Ken still close to Mount Cameroon

Ken is still close to Mount Cameroon, the area he arrived in on 13 February. As he is currently our most westerly Cuckoo, will he be the first to head into West Africa?

Past updates from Ken

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