Cuckoo

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The cuckoo arrived or that's when we first heard it on Sunday 12th. Last year I have it my diary as hearing it on the 6th April. Nice to hear that summer is on it's way.
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we have been fortunate to have had one for several weeks now.

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I've been cuckoo a few years now
Absolute-ly..I have become comfortably numb (with ice it's nice)

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wilbro wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:04 pm
we have been fortunate to have had one for several weeks now.
To be honest I'm always pleased to hear the cuckoo for about a week and then he begins to really get on my nerves. My sister-in-law really misses hearing them in the UK and every year I tell her I'll send her ours.

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Ours is a distance away so not too loud.

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Our cuckoos are pretty loud. On a warm spring day I love to hear it, but have never actually seen one.

We get female woodpeckers on our bird tables which is always nice to see. Our youngest cat tried his best to stalk one today but didn't manage to catch it.

OH loves the doves and built a dove house. I don't like them, they scare away the small birds and leave a mess (as in poo) everywhere. They stand on top of the small bird feeder. Any tips for getting rid of them?

P.s. I call them pigeons but OH says they're doves 🤔🤔🤔

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While reading on the terrasse yesterday a great big Magpie landed at the edge of the pond, then climbed down the rocks to take a drink.

Whatever anyone says about them and their cruelty, they are only doing what comes naturally and they are magnificent looking creatures.

Just like the beautiful Tiger giving birth on Animal Park this evening. :)

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Watched a squirrel this morning trying to chase off another which definitely didn't want to go. Whilst the two were busy squabbling a third sneaked in an busied itself on the bird table, gobbling up all the food that was left. The first two were still chasing each other around.

:D It occurred to me then that animals can sometimes be just as daft as humans.
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Pretty much all our usual migrants are back (though we haven't checked out where our local bee eaters usually lurk yet ) but not a cuckoo heard yet here in 09....We seem to have been hearing/seeing less of them over the last 4-5 years

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