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jaybee

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Cuckoo
« on: April 26, 2014, 09:36:03 AM »
26th April,and I've just heard the Cuckoo on the reserve (9.20 to be precise) :)
There were at least two over there last year.
Cuckoos disappeared from the reserve for a few years,but have come back every year since 2000.

Annie_blue

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 05:46:12 PM »
really good to know that they are back. Last year I saw at least one most evenings when I was walking around the reserve so I look forward to seeing them again.

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 06:36:36 PM »
I've heard the cuckoo on lots of occasions (how could you not hear them) but I've never seen one live.

I may be lucky this year though because they / it sound SO close to the houses on Waverley street.

Annie_blue

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 09:17:06 PM »
There were 2 there the last time I was on the reserve and saw one of them. That was tuesday.

gsullivan

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 07:14:29 PM »
It's great to hear the cuckoo, hear it every year!  There seems to be a woodpecker too  ;D
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Annie_blue

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 06:48:29 PM »
Had a great day on the reserve today. A total of 38 bird species seen. However, no Cuckoo. I guess that he has moved on. I hope they managed to lay a few eggs.  Hopefully we might see some again towards the end of the summer. 

jaybee

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2014, 09:38:41 AM »
Really pleased you saw so many species on the reserve.The rangers would be very interested to see the results as they have so little time to do a survey over there,especially since the person who used to do the surveys had to give up.
Incidentally,the cuckoo is still here...I've been in my garden this morning and he/she was around then at 7am.They usually go round about the first week in June.Have only heard one over there this year.Last year there were definately two calling to each other.

jaybee

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 04:56:26 PM »
Cuckoo still around this morning.

jaybee

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 04:12:23 PM »
Still here.Should be flying off to Africa any day now.You can tell I've been watching Springwatch can't you? ;)

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 08:26:37 PM »
To my surprise,the cuckoo is still here 22nd June!

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2014, 01:33:28 PM »
Cuckoo was still around on 29th of June.Heard it at 7am,but not since.........I wonder if the new baby cuckoos fly off first,or do they follow the older birds back to Africa....?

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 08:01:56 PM »
My understanding is that the younger birds make their own way on migration and often the parent birds leave several weeks before the fledglings. It is great that you have heard them recently it has been ages since we have heard them.

jaybee

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2014, 08:47:33 AM »
Thanks for that Annie.I'm wondering if it was one of the young I heard on the 29th.The journey they do amazes me.....