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lily6lily6 Working and living in the Chiltern Hills. Posts: 79
How wonderful, we haven't heard a cuckoo call for so many years and we just heard one! It's so oddly quiet outside the birdsong is carrying so much further. 

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Can't remember the last time I heard a cuckoo, must be 30 years at least.  I have to make do with ignoring the collared dove's third note.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,679
    Lovely! They are not here yet, always seem to be tardy compared to many visitors around here.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,623
    edited April 2020
    Ours have been here about 3 weeks now and there were 2 or 3 calling yesterday while I was out in the garden along with a couple of hoopoes.

    Still no sign of the swallows yet tho and I cleared their ruin of all possible cat perches and human stuff as soon as @Nollie mentioned his were there.  I've even made OH leave a huge central portion of "grass" unmowed so there's masses of wildflowers and thus, in theory, insects.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • lily6lily6 Working and living in the Chiltern Hills. Posts: 79
    How wonderful Obelixx, I hope the swallows perform well and appreciate your restaurant. It made our day to hear the Cuckoo call, we took it for granted as children and would chant the rhyme endlessly. 
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