I thought cuckoos were around earlier than this but I heard a cuckoo persistently calling today. All the usual green woodpeckers, jays etc are around, but I missed a cuckoo last year. I'm in Hampshire in a suburban area on edge of small green belt
When I was young and went searching for lost golf balls early in the morning [at my local golf course] I always thought that the cuckoo spit on grassy plants meant that there were hundreds of salivating cuckoos about ;o]
Looking for golf balls brings back memories of my childhood! I used to sell them to the deputy head at school who was a keen golfer.
I knew the local golf course inside out with respect to where lost golf balls were likely to be found.
The blue tits finally left our nesting box last week. It was exhausting watching them darting back and forth whilst eating my breakfast. I think it may have been their second brood as they've been at it a long time.
Not heard a cuckoo this year but the woods are half a mile distant and my hearing is declining and the general background noise from human activity increases year on year.
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