Tor in Nigeria - 30 Jul 2013

No further signals were received to confirm Tor’s position in Corsica but further poor quality signals indicate that by the afternoon of 25 July, Tor was crossing the Tibesti Mountain area in northern Chad. By the evening of the 27 July he had finished his desert crossing and was in Nigeria, 195km (120 miles) south of Lake Chad. He is the sixth tagged Cuckoo to transmit from Africa. He has taken an almost parallel route to BB, who transmitted from Africa on the same day, through Libya and Chad, with BB's route being slightly further to the east.

From south of the Lake, Tor’s next movement took him 208km (125 miles) south-west and further into Nigeria. Since the last transmission on Corsica, he had covered at least 3450km (2140 miles). 

Tor in Corsica? - 24 Jul 2013

Poor quality transmissions from Tor on 23 July show that he is in Corsica, along with Sussex the Cuckoo.  It looks like Dart and Tor could cross from these islands to Africa but we will have to wait and see what they do next. 

Tor in Eastern France - 26 Jun 2013

At a similar time as Ryder transmitted from France, in the early hours of 25 June, Tor also revealed his new location!  Although on a similar longitude, he was over 340km (200 miles) further to the east in the region of Lorraine, close to the commune of Arraincourt to the west of the Vosgues Mountains. He is just 30km (19 miles) south-west of the border with Germany.  Since the last position received in England he has covered around 770km (475 miles)!

Tor remains in Dartmoor - 12 Jun 2013

Since being tagged as the weather closed-in, prior to some unseasonal snow fall at Haytor late-morning on 14 May, Tor has remained in East Dartmoor, primarily in the Becky Falls area, until 11 June at least. A signal received on the latter date suggested that he might have moved around 20km north-west to a location close to Okehampton during early morning of that day but due to the potential error on that location, further locations will be required to confirm this. 

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