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    Cuckoo

    Just heard the first cuckoo of the season, was watching some geese making their way North for the Summer and when those noisy buggers had gone there it was the first of the season. Need to watch for the first swallow now as i got the cuckoo and the swallow on the same day last year.

    John
    A clever man knows his strengths, a wise man knows his weaknesses

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    No Cuckoo heard here in Ardersier yet but Sandmartins arrived 10 days ago and Swallows last Sat. Probably the largest number of Pinkfeet yet passed over the house last night, they'll feed and rest here for a few days maybe and then head north.

    JR

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    our first cuckoo was on the 9th a day later than last year but stii havnt seen a swallow

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    Heard my first cuckoo exactly two weeks ago today which I thought was very early!

    "The cuckoo comes in April,
    He sings his song in May,
    He whistles a tune at the end of June,
    And then he flies away!"
    MS

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    I heard one at 6:30am ish on Sat 16th April. Similar problem with extremly noisy Canadas with a Greylag in tow.

    D

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    Was thinking this to myself the other night when I heard one that it hadn't come up as a topic yet.

    Must have been about 7 : 30 pm Sunday 17th.

    Alex

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    Well we have Swallows about now butt he Cuckoo is always late here. Not sure if the Swallows will nest next door this year as a pair of Little owls have taken up residence in the stables they normally nest in.

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    It's a job with cuckoo's here, you hear them and then they are gone. They seem to move through here from quite early in the year. My mum is from Lincolshire (Spilsby) and used to reckon on hearing the cuckoo around her birthday, the 15th April. They are early here this year and we have had regular ones calling from the 18th April.

    Simon
    Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but fiercely indifferent.

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    Spilsby is up the hill from here about 8 miles drive. It might be that we have less trees and hedges down here than they have up on the Wolds so don't get them as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Spilsby is up the hill from here about 8 miles drive. It might be that we have less trees and hedges down here than they have up on the Wolds so don't get them as much.

    Up the Hill?

    Btw, no Cuckoos here either, we're in relatively open rolling countryside, few broad leafed woods and 1,000ft asl.

    ps. Our first swallows and martins arrived together.... yesterday!
    Last edited by Tamus; 21-04-2011 at 11:01. Reason: added ps.

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