Larry's journey from 01 May 2016 to 19 April 2017

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Larry completes desert crossing - 20 Apr 2017
Signals on the 19 April showed that Larry had successfully completed his desert crossing and was north of the Sienna Morena Mountain range in the Castile-La Mancha region of Spain. He has travelled 2713km (1685 miles) since the last poor transmissions on 17 April in Mauritania. He is the third of our tagged Cuckoos to successfully cross the desert this spring.
Larry crossing the desert - 18 Apr 2017
A series of poor locations received from Larry's tag during the early evening of 17 April show that he had embarked on his desert crossing, and was heading north through central Mauritania. We will have to wait until the evening of 19 April (the time when his tag should give locations again) to see if he has been successful. Right now this part of the desert is enjoying light southerly winds, which should help Larry on his way.
Larry still in Guinea - 11 Apr 2017
Larry is still in Guinea. He arrived here a week ago and we would expect him to remain here for a little while longer, preparing for his desert crossing.
Larry in Guinea - 04 Apr 2017
Larry has travelled even further west and is now in Guinea. He's in an area just south of the National Park of Upper Niger.  We would expect him to leave in the next week or so. Will he be the next Cuckoo to arrive in Europe? 
Larry in Ivory Coast - 27 Mar 2017
After a few days rest, Larry has continued on his journey west. locations received from his tag on 26 March show that he has crossed into Ivory Coast. He is currently in an area of forest west of the Komoe River.