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Robinson has been sponsored by the estate of the late Mrs Ivy Kapur, née Robinson, whose ashes were scattered in May 2017 to the sound of a Cuckoo calling. He is named in celebration of all the Robinsons past and present

Robinson the Cuckoo
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:00
Tagging Location:
Birklands, Sherwood Forest
Age when found:
Over one year
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

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Robinson's journey from 21 May 2018 to 19 June 2019

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Robinson's movements

19 Jun 2019 - Robinson in Sherwood Forest

Robinson hasn't moved far from Sherwood Forest since he arrived back this spring. He is currently in forest just to the north of Edwinstowe. In 2018 he left Sherwood Forest and the UK on 20 June - he could be on his way any day now.

04 Jun 2019 - Robinson in Sherwood Forest

Robinson is very settled in Sherwood Forest, largely using the area between Edwinstowe and Budby, right in the heart of the forest. Last year he left the forest for Africa on 20 June, it will be interesting to see what date he leaves this year.

26 Apr 2019 - Robinson returns!

When we last heard from Robinsonhe was in southern France, near the town of Labatie d'Andaure. At 21:07 last night we received an update from his tag that showed he had covered the remaining 1,000 Km (622 miles) of his return journey and he is now in the area he was tagged, near Budby in Nottinghamshire.

23 Apr 2019 - Robinson is on his way back

Over the Easter weekend Robinson crossed the Mediterranean, seemingly just to the west of Sardinia, involving a 780km (485 miles) sea crossing. He is currently in Ardeche north of the town of Labatie d'Andaure. As the Cuckoo flies he is around 1,000km (619 miles) from his Sherwood Forest breeding site.

15 Apr 2019 - Robinson has done it

Robinson has successfully crossed the desert and is currently in northern Tunisia. He is on the southern edge of a wooded valley close to the town of Kasra and around 140km (90 miles) from the Mediterranean coast.

Past updates from Robinson

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