Robinson

Robinson's journey from 24 May 2018 to 03 December 2018

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Robinson settled in Gabon - 19 Nov 2018
Since arriving in Gabon in early November, Robinson hasn't moved very much. His biggest movement during the last few weeks has been around 2km (1.23 miles) within the rainforest.
Robinson in Gabon - 07 Nov 2018
Robinson has left Nigeria and is now in Gabon, in an area that quite a few of our tagged Cuckoos have used this autumn. His latest location is 1,614km (1,003 miles) from his last stopover site in Nigeria.
Robinson moves further west - 23 Aug 2018
During the last few days Robinson has moved further west and is now in the Lame Burra Game Reserve in central northern Nigeria. This westerly movement may well be the first in preparation for his move south into the Congo Basin, and one that will give him better feeding opportunities. He is currently on the northern edge of a band of fairly heavy rain.
Robinson swaps countries - 02 Aug 2018
Having spent seven days just to the north of Lake Chad, Robinson is now to the south of it. He has moved south and west and into Nigeria. It is currently raining where he is.
Robinson has crossed the desert - 27 Jul 2018

Robinson's tag shows that he is across the desert and is northeast of Lake Chad. His tag powered-up 24 hours earlier than we were expecting, presumably the result of the solar panel on the tag getting plenty of sunshine during the crossing.

He began his desert flight from the Libyan coast around 8.00am on 25 July, by 9.00pm on the same day he was halfway across. His tag powered-up again just before 10.00am on 26 July, showing he was 805km (500 miles) further south and west and heading towards Lake Chad. The last location from his tag was just before 5.00pm on the same day; he was just 69km (43 miles) from the lake.