I'm Conan and I've been a member for several years.
At 8AM this morning I heard a cuckoo calling. Before you ask, yes - I'm sure!I live in Llanrwst in North Wales and this year we have had a cuckoo in the area during the Spring and Summer, calling from the same general direction as the call I heard this morning.
I was wondering just how much of an outlier this is, or if we will start to see later and later cuckoos as the climate changes.
I'll keep an ear out tomorrow morning at around the same time and even try to 'live stream' it somewhere so that there is a proper record.
Thanks for any further info.
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Hopefully one of the other forum members can offer suggestions Conan, some birds are good mimics although I've never heard anything similar to a cuckoo before. I had a Jay in the garden that could mimic buzzards and other bizarre sounds including an electronic game ! Good luck and hope you can solve the mystery.
Just a bit of interesting news I read in the latest issue of Birdwatching magazine when a juvenile Cuckoo was seen a couple of times during November at Compton Verney (Warwickshire area) ………… a surprising sighting to say the least but genuine as there are photos to accompany the sighting - so I guess the moral of the story is never say never when it comes to birds !
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