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RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Cuckoo
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:09:47 pm »
Heard the first Cuckoo today,

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 12:35:07 am »
Lovely  :love: . We don't get cuckoos where we live, which is about the only thing I miss from England  :roflanim:
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 09:58:35 am »
Cuckoo in full song this morning here in Aberdeenshire

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 04:53:56 pm »
Lovely  :love: . We don't get cuckoos where we live, which is about the only thing I miss from England  :roflanim:


We lived here for 15 years now, and yesterday was the first time ever I heard a cuckoo!!!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2021, 05:45:11 pm »
Lovely  :love: . We don't get cuckoos where we live, which is about the only thing I miss from England  :roflanim:


We lived here for 15 years now, and yesterday was the first time ever I heard a cuckoo!!!

That's lovely Anke  :thumbsup:.  Send its chums across here, although having said that, I don't think we have the right habitat for them.
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2021, 09:29:02 pm »
Never heard a cuckoo here in Mid Wales since we have been here ....12 years. They were apparently common in the past.


My daughter is in her first year of an ecology degree and tells me that numbers are actually increasing in Scotland, especially in the Highlands.
Listen out for them FW ....you never know!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2021, 11:57:58 pm »
I'll ask the mannie down the road who has lived here all his life, and bumped off an awful lot of wildlife in his job as an orraman, whether there have ever been cuckoos here.  We've been here for 26 years now with none.  There are no green woodpeckers here either, but we did see some tree creepers a couple of years back, for the first time since we arrived - possibly because it took that long for any of our rough-barked trees to grow big enough to entice them. I put up a tree creeper nest box last year but it was unused.  It would be lovely to hear a cuckoo, even though hearing them is evidence of their rather macabre lifestyle  :tired:
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2021, 09:46:35 am »
What's an orraman?????

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 12:14:34 pm »
What's an orraman? ??? ?

An orraman is a jack of all trades - he does 'or ra work' - 'all the work'  ;D
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2021, 01:54:44 pm »
Ha! ..... Thank you FW. I've never heard of that description of  an odd job man before!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2021, 04:12:20 pm »
 :bow: ;D   An orraman is a bit more agricultural than an odd job man, and he tends to live in the northern half of Britain I think.
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wildandwooly

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2021, 11:57:13 pm »
Cuckoo heard early this eve for first time this year here on the Northumberland/ County Durham border 14500 ft up! We were pleased to hear it but the other birds might not be so happy......!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 12:11:52 am »
Cuckoo heard early this eve for first time this year here on the Northumberland/ County Durham border 14500 ft up! We were pleased to hear it but the other birds might not be so happy......!

Umm, do we have an Alp in northern England?  :tired: Typo I assume  ;D  It's lovely you have cuckoos there and that they've arrived.
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wildandwooly

  • Joined Feb 2021
Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 10:19:00 am »
Ha ha yes Fleecewife def a typo!  :roflanim:
Well spotted! That would have got the rspb pretty interested  :roflanim:  We are 1450 ft up!

 

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