Updates from our Cuckoos
PJ moves to Nigeria
PJ forges on into southern Mali
PJ is crossing the Sahara (again)!
PJ pops back to the Pyrenees
PJ moves north
PJ crosses into Spain
PJ is on his way again
PJ has finally set off on his sixth southerly migration. Having spent the last couple of months in Suffolk, by 22:50 on Thursday night he was approaching Hatfield Peverel in Essex and by 23:39 he was crossing the Thames close to Canvey Island. At 06:27am Friday morning he was over the Forest of Fontainebleau in France. By 05:24 on Sunday morning PJ had flown a further 485 km (301 miles) south to the south of France to his current location in the west of the Gers region, close to the town of Estang. He is now 70 km west of PJ who is in the far north east of Gers. Since leaving his breeding grounds in Suffolk on Thursday night, PJ jas already covered 941 km (585 miles).
PJ still in Suffolk
PJ is back again!
After five years and a staggering 50,000 miles, Suffolk Cuckoo PJ has once again returned from Africa to his breeding grounds in the King's Forest, Suffolk. He is the first of our tagged Cuckoos to survive five complete migrations with his tag still functioning. When we last updated you he was having a well deserved rest on the Isle of Wight, but despite the many attractions of that fine place, it couldn't keep him away from East Anglia for long. New updates received from PJ's tag at 07:30 yesterday morning (Friday 22nd April) showed that he had covered the final 223km (139 miles) from the Isle of Wight to Suffolk. Further updates since show him flying around his breeding grounds, less than 5 miles from us here at BTO HQ in Thetford. He will stay here until early July before beginning his journey back to Africa once again.
PJ takes a break on the Isle of Wight
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Counting birds and the Wetland Bird Survey (Wednesday 22 September, 10am)
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