We can’t resist this story about the tagging and monitoring of five native cuckoos. The rapid decline in numbers of these beautiful birds has led scientists to try and assess their “travel” habits. Of the five, Martin, Lyster, Kasper and Chris are “staycationing” from Norfolk along the south east coast but one named Clement is clearly up for more of a city break and has made it all the way to the north of Paris.
Click here to follow the cuckoos at their individual blogs. You can also sponsor anyone of the cuckoos for £10 to help the research project and get regular email updates on the cuckoos progress