Chris the cuckoo comes home for a TV appearance

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Chris the cuckoo is making a television appearance tonight after giving up chasing the French hens to return to Cavenham Heath.

Chris was one of the first batch of cuckoos satellite tagged by Thetford based British Trust for Ornithology in June 2011, at Santon Downham, and has travelled 40,000 miles since then.

He was heading strongly north from Africa until he decided a few weeks ago to head south again and hang about in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France.

But he began moving north again, arriving at Lakenheath Warren, near RAF Lakenheath, on May 4 then returning to the Cavenham Heath area, where he spent six weeks last summer.The BTO says he was filmed by Anglia Television today and is expected to be on the news at 6pm.