I am going out to listen for Corncrakes.
There will not be a blog first thing tomorrow morning.
I have heard Cuckoos in two places today. I’m pretty sure there are more of them around this spring/summer than there have been for several, many, years.
Quite a few people seem to agree, as evidenced by the comments on this blog and by comments on Twitter:
MarkAvery at Lakenheath today cuckoos calling and flying everywhere
MarkAvery I heard cuckoo this morning. First time I’ve heard one for a year or two. Was running but had to stop and enjoy.
MarkAvery Not heard one in this part of Devon this year-usually do. #LostCuckoos
@john ranson: Blame me. I cited “Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo” in a college essay. Been hearing them on & off ever since.
MarkAvery @ _BTO Lots heard in Suffolk this year. I normally hear some but not this many. The local woods are also alive with Nightingales!
@goatboy269: seen 1 and heard another 2 which is the best ive had on my patch in years
@ronniethelizard: Lots around Snowdonia this year too!
Those are just a few examples.
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