Surely you know what a Cuckoo sounds like? But how often do you hear them these days, I wonder? They are much rare now, particularly in southern England and I hear them less often than formerly.
I’ve only once heard a Cuckoo from my garden and that was in May 2014. Maybe I’m in with a chance again this year as I’m spending more time in the garden and there is less traffic and aircraft noise.
This one was singing in France last week;
And this one is Dutch:
And here is a Cuckoo from Norfolk:
They aren’t all exactly the same are they? But they are all very recognisably Cuckoos.
Easy? Yes, but many people are misled by Collared Doves every year so listen carefully not carelessly.