Cuckoos

m0rrisman replied on 01/07/2021 19:39

Posted on 01/07/2021 19:39

I haven't seen or heard a cuckoo this year, have any of you heard one, if so in which area of the UK

 

Oneputt replied on 02/07/2021 19:19

Posted on 02/07/2021 19:19

Photographed a cuckoo at SWT Lackford Lakes in May, saw 3 at RSPB Lakenheath, 3 at SWT Carlton Marshes and 1 at RSPB Strumpshaw.  Heard one on Tuesday whilst watching the European Roller in Suffolk

brue replied on 02/07/2021 20:28

Posted on 02/07/2021 20:28

We've lost our local cuckoos (live in hope they'll return.) But I recorded cukoos singing by the Avon in Worcs (near Pershore) using my phone and a video clip. Next trip out to the eastern reaches of England we heard lots of cuckoos and saw one too, no doubt the marshlands over that way are a great attraction, they need the right habitat don't they? It was also marshy along the part of the Avon we visited. Poor old reed warblers, cuckoos to rear! wink

nelliethehooker replied on 02/07/2021 21:43

Posted on 02/07/2021 18:37 by SteveL

We heard several when we were in western Scotland in mid May. At Morvich we were several miles up a Glen with nothing other than scrub and heather about. Never actually observed them, just the call echoing round the mountainside.

Posted on 02/07/2021 21:43

We've heard them up there too, but that was quite a few years ago. Obviously a favoured place for them.

Fisherman replied on 03/07/2021 09:17

Posted on 03/07/2021 09:17

Very few here in Western Mid Wales. There were 3 together at Trawsfynydd Lake the other day, but locally not heard one. Swallow family also scarce. Local/native birds have done very well though apart from the ground nesters who have been devastated by carnivores.

nelliethehooker replied on 03/07/2021 21:28

Posted on 03/07/2021 09:17 by Fisherman

Very few here in Western Mid Wales. There were 3 together at Trawsfynydd Lake the other day, but locally not heard one. Swallow family also scarce. Local/native birds have done very well though apart from the ground nesters who have been devastated by carnivores.

Posted on 03/07/2021 21:28

The site owner at Llangurig said that there were 4 pairs around the valley there. We saw one but certainly heard others calling.

greylag replied on 03/12/2021 11:40

Posted on 03/12/2021 11:40

Just come across this thread and it reminded me of an afternoon walk last August when something caught my eye....an absolute treat.

Woods with bluebells

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