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Carlton II

Named by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust as he was tagged at Carlton Marshes in Lowestoft, part of the beautiful Suffolk Broads and a nature reserve managed by the Trust.

Carlton II the Cuckoo
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:00
Tagging Location:
Carlton Marshes, Norfolk Broads
Age when found:
Over one year
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

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Carlton II's journey from 23 May 2019 to 19 July 2019

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Carlton II's movements

09 Jul 2019 - Carlton II in Spain

Since our last update, Carlton II has flown another 510 Km (316 miles) south west from his last location near La Rochelle in France to his current location near Benavente in northern Spain. Carlton II was in the same place last year from July 20 until he departed for Africa on August 6.  

04 Jul 2019 - Carlton II departs

On the evening of 1 July we received Carlton II’s last transmission from the UK. The next signal, received almost 48 hours later was from Saint-Laurent-de-la-Prée, just south of La Rochelle and west of Rochefort, on the west coast of France, 765 km (475 miles) away. Further poor quality signals indicate he may be continuing on, either across the Bay of Biscay or along the western coast of France, south to Spain, as he did last year.

03 Jul 2019 - PJ and Carlton II yet to leave

Just PJ and Carlton II are yet to leave the UK. Three more Cuckoos have recently started on their migration, meaning a total of nine Cuckoos have departed this year already.

19 Jun 2019 - Carlton II mostly in Norfolk

Carlton II seems to have forsaken Carlton Marshes this year and spent most of his time in the area to the north of Aldeby and west out to Loddon and Oulton Broad in the east. He has ventured as far north as the southern edge of Great Yarmouth. When we last heard from him on 17 June he was on the northern bank of the River Waveney, to the south east of Somerleyton. In 2018 he began his journey south on 2 July, transmitting from southwest France on that day.

04 Jun 2019 - Carlton II moving around Suffolk

Since arriving back at Carlton Marshes, Suffolk, during the first week of May, Carlton II seems to have been spending most of his time a little further to the west, just to the north of Haddiscoe Marshes and Thorpe. Currently he is further north still, frequenting the area between the rivers Yare and Waveney, close to Burgh Castle.

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