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Carlton II

Named by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust as he was tagged at Carlton Marshes in Lowestoft, part of the beautiful Suffolk Broads and a nature reserve managed by the Trust.

Carlton II the Cuckoo
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:00
Tagging Location:
Carlton Marshes, Suffolk Broads
Age when found:
Over one year
Satellite Tag No.:
Wing Length (mm):

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Carlton II's journey from 24 May 2020 to 11 July 2020

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09 Jul 2020 - Carlton II crosses into Spain

A new update received yesterday evening shows that Carlton II has flown 261 miles (420 km) south-west over the border into northern Spain. He is now approximately 30 miles (48 km) N-NE of the city of Burgos. 

07 Jul 2020 - Carlton II in southern France

A series of good quality location updates received from Carlton II's tag yesterday evening confirm that he has continued on to the South of France. He is currently near the town of Castelnau-Montratier, approximately 72 km (45 miles) north of Toulouse. 

06 Jul 2020 - Carlton II is blazing the trail south

Carlton II arrived in France early on Friday morning, stopping first in the east of the Île-de-France of north-central France. He didn't hang around though and by 11 am yesterday morning, 5 July, he had flown 305 km (190 miles) further south into central France, stopping on the shores of a lake close to the village of Charensat in the Puy-de-Dôme department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. A further low-quality signal received just after 9am this morning place Carlton II 210 km (130 miles) SSW in the Occitanie region of southern France but we'll need to await further updates to be sure of his new location. Carlton II was tagged in 2018 so this is his third tracked migration south. In previous years his route has taken him through France and Spain, arriving in Africa in late July or early August, usually heading from Senegal. 

26 May 2020 - Local movements from Carlton II, PJ and Valentine

Carlton II, PJ and Valentine are all busy flying around their breeding locations, with the odd possible feeding excursion elsewhere, in areas that might be better for their caterpillar food. Right now they will be chasing and mating with female Cuckoos (all our tagged birds are males).

25 Apr 2020 - Carlton II completes his return journey

Carlton II didn't linger for long at the Burnham Beeches Golf Club, by 3pm yesterday afternoon he was passing Bungay in Suffolk and by 530pm he was close to Great Yarmouth. The last updates received early this morning show him just a few miles north-west of his breeding and tagging site at Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Carlton Marshes nature reserve and close to the village of St Olaves.  This completes Carlton II's migration which covered a distance of approximately 16,700 km (10,377 miles) from Suffolk to Gabon and back again. 

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