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PJ is named in memory of Pamela Joy Miller who passed on her passion for birds to her nephews and nieces and their children - now all her family can follow PJ's journey and think of Pam

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:00
Tagging Location:
King's Forest, Suffolk, England
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PJ's journey from 24 May 2019 to 23 June 2019

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PJ's movements

19 Jun 2019 - PJ still in King's Forest

PJ has been faithful to his breeding site in King's Forest, Suffolk, since he arrived back in the UK. This is the fourth summer he has spent in this area since being fitted with a satellite tag. During his last three migrations he has left the UK between 24 June and 2 July - it will be interesting to see what date he leaves this year.

04 Jun 2019 - PJ settled

PJ has settled into his territory since arriving back at the end of April. He seems to favour the northwest corner of King's Forest and the Berner's Heath area. During his last three southbound migrations he has left the UK between the 24 June and 3 July, so he is likely to still be in the forest for the next three weeks or so.

26 Apr 2019 - PJ is back!

PJ completed the final leg of 645 Km (400 miles) of his return journey at 15:30 yesterday afternoon and is now back in the King's Forest in Suffolk. PJ was tagged in June 2016 so his successful return this year means that we have now tracked him over three complete migration loops from his breeding grounds near Thetford to his wintering grounds in Angola and back again. In previous years PJ has departed between June 23 and July 2 so we expect him to stay with us for around 9 weeks.

23 Apr 2019 - PJ isn't hanging around

When his tag powered up on 18 April he was to the west of Madrid, central Spain. However, when his tag came on again around breakfast on 23 April he had left Spain and was in western France close to the town of La Roche-sur-Yon. This will automatically update on his map overnight. He is now only 658km (409 miles) from his Thetford Forest breeding site.

17 Apr 2019 - PJ is on his way

During the last couple of days PJ has crossed the desert and is on his way back to the UK. A couple of poor quality locations received from his tag late in the evening on 16 April showed that he was crossing the Mediterranean east of the Strait of Gibraltar. We will have to wait until his tag powers on again late on 18 April to see where he makes landfall.

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