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Robinson has been sponsored by the estate of the late Mrs Ivy Kapur, née Robinson, whose ashes were scattered in May 2017 to the sound of a Cuckoo calling. He is named in celebration of all the Robinsons past and present

Robinson the Cuckoo
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:00
Tagging Location:
Birklands, Sherwood Forest
Age when found:
Over one year
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Wing Length (mm):

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Robinson's journey from 21 May 2018 to 19 May 2019

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Robinson's movements

26 Apr 2019 - Robinson returns!

When we last heard from Robinsonhe was in southern France, near the town of Labatie d'Andaure. At 21:07 last night we received an update from his tag that showed he had covered the remaining 1,000 Km (622 miles) of his return journey and he is now in the area he was tagged, near Budby in Nottinghamshire.

23 Apr 2019 - Robinson is on his way back

Over the Easter weekend Robinson crossed the Mediterranean, seemingly just to the west of Sardinia, involving a 780km (485 miles) sea crossing. He is currently in Ardeche north of the town of Labatie d'Andaure. As the Cuckoo flies he is around 1,000km (619 miles) from his Sherwood Forest breeding site.

15 Apr 2019 - Robinson has done it

Robinson has successfully crossed the desert and is currently in northern Tunisia. He is on the southern edge of a wooded valley close to the town of Kasra and around 140km (90 miles) from the Mediterranean coast.

11 Apr 2019 - Robinson is on his way back

When we last heard from Robinson's tag on the evening of 10 April he was just over half-way across the desert and in, or over,  the Ahaggar Mountains in southern Algeria. We will have to wait until we next hear from his tag to see if he has successfully crossed the desert. All being well we should hear from him during the evening of 12 April. He is 2,256km (1,402 miles) north and east of his last location in Ivory Coast and has another 1,035km (643 miles) to go to reach the northern edge of the desert.

04 Apr 2019 - Robinson still in Ivory Coast

Since arriving in Ivory Coast, Robinson has toured the estern central part of the country within a 80km (50 miles) radius. He is currently in forest to the southwest of the village of Kouadioukro.

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