Where's Wallace?

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In April 2007 the team who tagged Wally the Whimbrel in the Lower Derwent Valley Nature Reserve decided to try again.

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They caught and satellite tagged another Whimbrel on the 28th April. The whimbrel stayed in the valley for a further 14 days and left on the 12th May. Local school children from Bubwith Primary school where told about the tagged bird and they adopted him and named him Wallace (very similar to Wally but a different bird altogether….confusing I know!!)

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Heres how Wallaces journey has gone so far.

  • 14th May arrived near Jokulsarlon the largest glacial lake in Iceland.

  • After a long tour of Iceland and possibly raising babies Wallace left on 4th August.

  • 6th August satellite tag bleeped at sea south East of Ireland.

  • 8th August Wallace had reached Africa!!! What a mammoth flight. Actual location South east of Bissau capital of Guinea.

  • 17th December 2007 last bleep received and he was still there!!

 

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