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Scotsdumpy

  • Joined Jul 2012
cuckoo
« on: May 20, 2016, 10:15:43 am »
Been listening to a cuckoo the last couple of mornings! North east scotland (Aberdeenshire).

waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: cuckoo
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2016, 11:03:01 am »
We don't seem to get any around here, must be lovely to hear. Personally they always give me the shudders when I hear them, because it means breeding season and the poor animals they prey on with their eggs :o
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CarolineJ

  • Joined Dec 2015
  • North coast of Scotland
Re: cuckoo
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2016, 12:59:26 pm »
Our two have been back for about three weeks now (north coast of Scotland).  It's nice for the first couple of days, because it means winter's finally over - not that you'd believe that today! - but the following six weeks or so of ding-dong cuckooing battles between the one on the hill and the one up the burn starting at about 5am each day gets a bit wearing!

Old Shep

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • North Yorkshire
Re: cuckoo
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2016, 07:13:50 pm »
Does anyone know why there are so many cuckoos in NW Scotland?
Helen - (used to be just Shep).  Gordon Setters, Border Collies and chief lambing assistant to BigBennyShep.

in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: cuckoo
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 01:39:11 pm »
Been here 7 years but not heard a cuckoo yet.

Old farmer that lives up the track a couple of miles away, always asks if we've heard the cuckoo at all. He is a keen bird watcher and says that they used to be heard all the time down where we are.  :(

Foobar

  • Joined Mar 2012
  • South Wales
Re: cuckoo
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 11:59:06 am »
I heard one for the first time at our new place this morning.  Not heard one in years!

Creagan

  • Joined Jun 2013
Re: cuckoo
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2016, 08:07:18 am »
We have a resident cuckoo who sits on the power line running past my back garden- can watch him whilst eating breakfast. They are noisy, though!
Heard this year's first corncrake the other day too.

 

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