Derek is in Morocco!

03 Aug 2015

Derek left Spain and arrived in Morocco, covering a distance of 800 kilometres (500 miles) passing east of the Gibraltar strait. Derek is taking once again taking the westerly route that we have seen him use in previous years and, interestingly, that only English Cuckoos seem to use. So far no Scottish or Welsh birds have ventured through Spain, although it's worth noting that fewer birds from these areas have been tagged compared to English Cuckoos.  In some years, this route has proved problematic, with wild fires, droughts and storms providing challenges for the Cuckoos choosing this route.

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Victor has moved south - 19 Oct 2018
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Thomas our most southerly Cuckoo - 19 Oct 2018
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Sylvester is alive - 19 Oct 2018
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