Maji has been named by Anglian Water. It means water in Swahili, a language that is spoken throughout Africa.
- Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:00
- Tagging Location:
- Elveden, Norfolk
- Age when found:
- Satellite Tag No.:
- Wing Length (mm):
09 Sep 2014 - Future transmissions from Maji uncertain
25 Jul 2014 - Twenty-two birds still going strong
We are still following twenty-two birds. Currently two cuckoos are in France – Walpole and unnamed cuckoo 134957.
Five birds are in and around the Po Valley in northern Italy – BB, Chris, Stanley, Waller and Livingstone.
Six birds are in Spain – Two of these are big movers this week. After finally leaving the UK, Derek hasn’t hung around. After a brief stop in central-western France, he is now in central-northern Spain, just south of Tolbanos de Abajo. It is Maji that has provided the biggest surprise though. He seems to be taking a tour of the European mountain ranges. Having spent a time in the Austrian Alps, he is now in the central Pyrenees!
David is still in Montenegro and Ash is still in Croatia; both of these birds could make the move to Africa any day now.
We now have seven birds in Africa, six of them south of the Sahara. Emsworthy is the latest to arrive here and he is currently just south of Lake Chad, in an area that Chris also favours. Three other Cuckoos – Peter, Hennah and Dudley – are also close to Lake Chad.
18 Jul 2014 - Maji in Austria
Maji is currently in Austria, where he has been since 8 July, although we have only just received good quality signals. He is the only tagged Cuckoo so far this year to have stopped in Austria.
07 Jul 2014 - Five Cuckoos leave over the weekend
27 Jun 2014 - Your chance to name a Cuckoo
With three un-named birds left we are letting you choose what to name one of our Sherwood Cuckoos! Anyone who sponsors a Cuckoo before the end of June will be entered in to a draw. We’ll then pick one entry at random and will contact the winner who can then suggest a suitable name*. Find out how you could name a Cuckoo.
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