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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 01 May 2020 to 11 January 2021

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17 Nov 2020 - Carlton II flies to Gabon

Updates received from Carlton II late on Sunday evening showed that he had finally left Nigeria and flown 1,157 km (720 miles) south east over Cameroon and into Gabon. He is now in dense rainforest in central Gabon and just 128 km (80 miles) west of PJ. 

29 Oct 2020 - Carlton II still in Nigeria

Carlton II crossed into Nigeria on October 19 and has since made progress east into central Nigeria. He is currently 45 km (28 miles) east of the capital Abuja. In previous years Carlton II has spent the winter in central Gabon so if this is his intended destination this year he has a further 1,150 km (714 miles) to fly.

12 Oct 2020 - Carlton II crosses into Benin

After a short stop in Togo, Carlton II has pressed on east, covering a further 281 km (175 miles) and by Saturday morning (10 October) he was in eastern Benin. He has since repositioned, flying a further 39 km (24 miles) north to his current location in north-east Benin. He is now in the Foret de Goungoun, a protected area watered by the Sota, a tributary of the Niger, and containing forest and wooded savannah. 

09 Oct 2020 - Carlton II travels to Togo

It's been a quiet few weeks on the Cuckoo front but over the last 48 hours Carlton II has been on the move again. He has flown 920 km (572 miles) south east from his last location in Mali into Togo. He is now in the far north eastern corner of Togo, close to the borders with Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. He also stopped in Togo in 2018, spending a couple of days here in early September before pressing on to Cameroon and then Gabon where he overwintered. In 2019 he stopped in Benin for a couple of days at the end of September before moving into Nigeria in early November and reaching Gabon by November 11 where he again over wintered. So, if previous years are an indicator of the future, we should see Carlton II making a few more significant moves over the coming days/weeks. Stay tuned!

18 Sep 2020 - Carlton II moves east into Mali

New updates received yesterday evening show that Carlton II has started the next leg of his journey which will take him east from his stop-over location in Senegal, towards Nigeria. By yesterday evening he had flown 748 km (465 miles) south east from his last location in Senegal, over the border into Mali and was 43 km (27 miles) north west of the capital of Bamako. It is the rainy season in southern Mali at the moment and today in Bamako it is approximately 30°C (86°F) with 60% probability of thunderstorms. 

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