Your chance to name a Cuckoo - 27 Jun 2014

With three un-named birds left we are letting you choose what to name one of our Sherwood Cuckoos!  Anyone who sponsors a Cuckoo before the end of June will be entered in to a draw. We’ll then pick one entry at random and will contact the winner who can then suggest a suitable name*. Find out how you could name a Cuckoo

Sad news - 12 Jun 2014
Unfortunately we have lost two of the newly tagged birds. Both Wistman, from Devon, and 134962, from the New Forest, appear to have died recently according to the temperature readings that accompany the transmissions. We cannot be sure of the reasons but one possibility is predation. 
Last year Karma, one of the birds tagged in western Scotland, who was the first that year to leave his breeding area, travelled to the east coast of Scotland and died there, making it only as far as Aberdeen. We wish our other Cuckoos this year better success.  
Three birds for Devon - 15 May 2014

All three Devon birds tagged in 2014 (Emsworthy, Meavy and Wistman) were caught between 04:30 and 08:30 on May 15th at Emsworthy, a Devon Wildlife Trust reserve on the eastern edge of Dartmoor, along with one female cuckoo. Nets were set around an isolated Hawthorn bush on the upper valley slopes. A fifth cuckoo escaped from the net that morning.

Information on this page is only for illustrative purposes and can not be used without our permission © British Trust for Ornithology 2020.