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Named after the late Clive Minton who inspired so many amateur and professional ornithologists. Clive and Harry (named after Harry Green MBE) were caught within half an hour of each other, which befits their real life friendship.

Clive the Cuckoo
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 09:20
Tagging Location:
Ripple, Worcestershire, England
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Clive's journey from 20 May 2021 to 20 July 2021

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Clive's movements

20 Jul 2021 - Clive moves on to Spain

Clive didn't stay in Brittany for long, new updates received just after 7am this morning showed that he has flown 700Km (435 miles) south to northern Spain. He is now in a woodland close to the town of Cevico Navero in Palencia. He is 81 km south west of Cuckoo PJ and 144Km north of Cuckoo Harry. 

18 Jul 2021 - Clive makes his move

Cuckoo Clive has taken advantage of the fine weather and crossed the Channel. New updates received at 05:05 this morning (Sunday 18 July) showed that Clive had flown 437 km (271 miles) south-south west and was in the north western part of the Morbihan department of Brittany, between Cleguerec and Plouray. 

17 Jun 2021 - Introducing Clive

Clive was caught during an early morning session during less than ideal conditions, with the wind blowing and forecast for it to increase to gale proportions in a few hours’ time. A Cuckoo soon came to investigate but flew away. Hopes were dashed but the tagging team kept their nets open and it wasn’t long before a Cuckoo flew towards the nets and straight in! Clive has remained at this site in Worcestershire since being tagged.

Past updates from Clive

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