Cuckoo 'David' when he was tagged on 30th May 2012
Our two Welsh Cuckoos David and Disco Tony, which were also satellite-tagged by the British Trust for Ornithology, have just safely completed their return journeys to Wales. Only seven of the previously tagged Cuckoos have made it back this year so Wales is very well represented. David is now on his fifth summer with a tag having provided data on four whole migration cycles matching the BTOs previous 'star' Cuckoo Chris, named after TV presenter Chris Packham.
Hopefully the weather will be favourable and they will successfully father a bumper next generation to replace those lost en route.
More info on the survivors and the fallen on the BTO's Cuckoo tracking website