Inspired by a love of lyrical poets, Tennyson is named after Lord Alfred Tennyson. Tag sponsor and namer, Gillian Wills, expressed that she felt the name has just the right number of syllables and provided the right amount of dignity for a Cuckoo.
- Tagging Location:
- Cranwich Heath, Thetford Forest
- Age when found:
- Over one year
- Satellite Tag No.:
- Wing Length (mm):
16 Mar 2020 - Tennyson in Liberia
Since the last update Tennyson has continued west, flying a further 1,076 km (670 miles) from Benin to Liberia. His latest location shows him in south-eastern Liberia, 35 km from the border with Ivory Coast. He is approximately 375 km (232 miles) south west of Cuckoo PJ who is over the border in Ivory Coast.
09 Mar 2020 - Tennyson visiting Benin
A couple of updates from Tennyson's tag arrived at around 20:00 last night, showing that he had left Congo and had made it to south west Benin, close to the border with Togo.
21 Feb 2020 - Tennyson still in central Congo
Since moving in to central Congo around a month ago Tennyson has been spending his time moving around the rainforest in his location. We are receiving lots of infoamtion from his tag that shows he has been frequenting an area of around 30sq KM (16sq miles). It will be interesting to see whem he makes his first move north.
03 Feb 2020 - Tennyson moves south-west
At the end of January, Tennyson made a journey of 205km (130 miles) south-west, moving back into a central area of the Republic of Congo.
16 Dec 2019 - Tennyson in the DRC
Tennyson has recently flown 200 km (129 miles) south-east to his current location, hopping over the border and into the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is close to the Ubangi river and the Ngiri nature reserve, an area of swamp forest.
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