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tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Report of cuckoo
« on: May 04, 2012, 02:01:16 pm »
someone on another website has reported that she heared the cuckoo yesterday .

Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 02:05:17 pm »
I heard one here this morning!.....Ive seen a swallow too.

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 04:49:30 pm »
Goodness. It'll be another 6 weeks before there are cuckoos here. There are swallows though  ;D

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 05:04:40 pm »
We have swallows now but I've never heard a cuckoo here. :(

fifixx

  • Joined Mar 2010
  • Shillingstone, Dorset
    • Bere Marsh Farm
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 05:14:58 pm »
North Dorset - all the swallows arrived with the floods last Thursday!  I heard the first cuckoo on Monday and we now have 2 resident on the farm which is lovely to hear.

Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 05:22:27 pm »
I posted about cuckoos on the 24th April under the title another first for the year  ;D
I've heard lots since then  :thumbsup:

colliewoman

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  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Pilton
  • Caution! May spontaneously talk rabbits!
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 10:54:21 pm »
Don't forget the rhyme when you hear them!

If you hear a cuckoo, turn over all the coins in your pocket and say;
'Lucky coins now I count thee,
Cuckoo fairy bring me bounty'.
Can't say it's brought me a fortune, but something lovely always turns up not long after the cuckoo's arrive every year :thumbsup:
We'll turn the dust to soil,
Turn the rust of hate back into passion.
It's not water into wine
But it's here, and it's happening.
Massive,
but passive.


Bring the peace back

HelenVF

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 08:08:23 pm »
I heard one on 3 May.

Helen

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 08:10:21 pm »
haven't heard one here for years and years, they used to be there when i was young!
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 12:51:15 am »
Heard our cuckoo today, also had a peewit (lapwing) calling and displaying over our pasture  :love:
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Bert

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Isle of Mull
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 07:24:12 am »
Quote
Heard our cuckoo today, also had a peewit (lapwing) calling and displaying over our pasture  :love:
Love lapwings my favourite bird

MAK

  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 08:28:26 am »
We heard one a few weeks back but last Friday at 16:00 hrs someone turned on the cricket/grasshopper switch. Almost a month late compared to last year.
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HelenVF

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2012, 09:48:12 am »
I've done a lot of work with lapwings - love them, as well as all the other upland waders.  First sign of spring when our curlews come back :)

Helen

chairmanphil

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Oxfordshire
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2012, 02:49:08 pm »
we have some skylarks in the field, checking out the hollows and nooks, but sadly no cuckoo. miss that call!
1 acre of land where i am clearing trees and a swimming pool so we can make the land productive. MK3 hilux single cab pickup which has been completely rebuilt over the last 2 years matt black and cool as! no animals yet except a very furry black cat called Hansel (he is so hot right now)

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Report of cuckoo
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2012, 03:17:24 pm »
coincidentally - cuckoo arrived here this morning and was cuck-ooing away in the huge line of beech trees at the top of our northern field. Lovely that they are back again, have them every year. Not sure the pipits and dunnocks will be so pleased...:-)))

 

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