PJ's Blog Archive

PJ on the move - 13 Jul 2018
Having spent the last 6 days on the southern edge of the Pyrenees, PJ has moved. He is now 195km (121 miles) southwest of his previous location, and is to the west of Zaragoza. Might this be the start of his big push south?
PJ heading south - 09 Jul 2018
PJ is in Spain - just. Around breakfast on 7 July locations from his tag showed he was in the Spanish Pyrenees, just to the north of Benasque. On his two previous migrations he launched his desert crossing from his stopover site in France, so it is interesting to see him crossing into Spain. It will also be interesting to see what he does next.
PJ has moved - 03 Jul 2018

It seems that the area of farmland that PJ was using might not be giving him what he needs and he has moved back north 56km (35 miles) to the Orient Forest Regional Natural Park just to the east of Troyes.

The children of The Green Zone Bird Club at Sandown School in Kent have been following PJ’s progress closely. One of the children at the school, Che, won a Cuckoo sponsorship in the school fair and decided to share it with his fellow pupils. ‘Where in the world is PJ?’ has been a regular activity where the children learn about geography and migration. One member of the Group, Callum (age 6), has taught everyone how to zoom in and out on PJ’s position on the satellite tracking map – well done, Callum!  

They have all been drawing amazing pictures of PJ to welcome him back to the UK (featured). We have really enjoyed looking at their brilliant drawings in the office and reading the Green Zone Bird Club’s newsletters. Well done to all the children in the Club and to their Outdoor Learning and Forest School Leader, Anne Collins, for all of her hard work and enthusiasm. Keep up the good work children and we hope you continue following PJ's journey as he migrates back to Africa.

PJ by Emily, age 6
PJ by Liam, age 6
PJ has left the forest - 26 Jun 2018
A series of locations received from PJ's tag on the evening of 23 June showed that he was no longer in Thetford Forest, Norfolk and that he was in northern France. He is currently in Burgundy, between Carisey and Tissey, an area of farmland interspersed with fairly large tracts of woodland.
PJ still in King's Forest - 20 Jun 2018
PJ has remained faithful to the northern part of King's Forest, Suffolk, since his arrival here on 17 April. Having been seen several times in this location it seems he is frequenting areas of the forest that are being used by at least one female Cuckoo that appears to be watching the breeding Tree Pipits. As we are coming close to the end of the Tree Pipit breeding season he could well begin his journey south soon.