First Cuckoo

Go down

First Cuckoo

Post by Deryn on Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:28 am

Heard the first cuckoo here yesterday.

Deryn

Posts : 104
Join date : 2017-10-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by Sean Ph'lib on Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:57 pm

Whilst toiling in the vegetable garden yesterday evening around 8o'clock, I heard the long-awaited call - loud and obviously close. I looked up and there he was, sitting atop a tall Leyland Cypress. He called again and then off with him, hotly pursued by a couple of Chaffinches. I heard him again this morning, walking in the wood. (I mean I was walking, not the Cuckoo.) That's the final call of the three I always look forward to: Chiffchaff (always first), then Willow Warbler and, finally, the Cuckoo.

Sean Ph'lib

Posts : 123
Join date : 2017-10-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by Deryn on Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:57 pm

You did well to spot him then. I must admit I am not very good with the birds.
Its good to finally see some colour in the hedgerows too at last. Plenty of Whitethorn in the hedges and primroses underneath, looks great with the sun shining on it. It does happen occasionally here, lol.

Deryn

Posts : 104
Join date : 2017-10-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by wayland on Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:09 pm

No sign here. Not really expected but I live in hope.
avatar
wayland

Posts : 211
Join date : 2017-10-03
Age : 70
Location : Co Wexford. Ireland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by Drowned_pig on Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 am

Only heard ours fo the first time las week ...I’ve never seen him through. I’d love to be able to identify the different birdsong, I have a book for the pictures but although it gives a description of the call I can’t say any of them sound familiar other than the very helpful cuckoo
avatar
Drowned_pig

Posts : 19
Join date : 2017-10-23
Location : Co. Clare

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by wayland on Thu May 10, 2018 6:15 pm

Hi Drowned Pig. Still no Cuckoo here. The "Chiffchaff" should be easy enough for you. I am sure that there is a website with bird songs.

Cheers.
avatar
wayland

Posts : 211
Join date : 2017-10-03
Age : 70
Location : Co Wexford. Ireland

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by Sean Ph'lib on Fri May 11, 2018 8:27 am

Just behind my polytunnel, at the edge of the wood, there are some scrubby Hawthorns, Willows and Blackthorns. Every morning, I hear a Blackcap singing there -almost certainly he has a nest in there somewhere. I've seen him a couple of times, but mostly he stays hidden. A great little singer - very underrated - a bit like a miniature Song Thrush!

Sean Ph'lib

Posts : 123
Join date : 2017-10-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by Torc on Sat May 12, 2018 2:20 pm

Monday 7th May near Kinvara where the Fleadh na gCuac was in full flight.

Torc

Posts : 5
Join date : 2017-10-04

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by marlin vs on Sun May 13, 2018 8:32 am

I heard one yesterday on the back strand in Tramore.
avatar
marlin vs

Posts : 6
Join date : 2017-10-22

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Cuckoo

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum