Named after an area near the sponsor's home which has been a reliable place to hear a Cuckoo over recent years.
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 06:00
- Tagging Location:
- Wildgoose, Worcestershire
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Grove II's movements
13 Jun 2022 - Introducing Grove II
Grove II is one of two birds tagged in Worcestershire in the spring of 2022, along with Ripple. They join our third Worcs Cuckoo Calypso, tagged in 2021. Like Calypso, Grove II was tagged at Wild Goose Nature Reserve in Worcestershire. We set the nets in the exact same configuration that we used for Calypso. It was at the end of the day, with showers abating and when the conditions were right we turned on the MP3 system. Very little happened but we could hear a Cuckoo on the other side of the reserve... but he couldn't hear the MP3. I took a spare system half way between him and our nets. On playing he flew from his perch towards the nets and then heard the calls and flew straight into the net. He was then tagged in the comfort of a Wild Goose training area room and released over the fields with rare breed sheep, during a lovely sunset. It’ll be interesting to see how similar Calypso and Grove II’s travels are. Grove II’s tag was generously funded by an anonymous donor after the area near their home where they reliably hear a Cuckoo each year.
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