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Post by Angela Fuller on Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:09 am

I heard my first this year yesterday....anyone else ?
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Post by Gala Placidia on Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:45 am

Looks like if we are hearing and seeing them less and less.bthe climate change is taking its toll... At least according to this article http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/04/04/cuckoo-climate-change
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Post by Vicino on Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:40 pm

I am awaiting ! but to no avail, hoopoes yes, nightingales yes, swallows yes, yet to hear Cuckoos or Golden Orioles this year..........I'm sure they will arrive, despite the calls of the doom mongerers!

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Post by Gala Placidia on Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:54 pm

I would not call "doom mongering" a 70% decline in numbers over the past 20 years http://www.dartmoor.gov.uk/lookingafter/laf-naturalenv/cuckoo
These statistics explain why it is increasingly difficult to listen to the cuckoo song.
Enjoy it while you can, Angie!
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Post by pas55 on Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:11 am

Had our swallows arrive in early March.Now back in England and saw my ones yesturday
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Post by Angela Fuller on Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:03 am

No sign of swallows here as yet pas55 but OH did say he hears an oriole the other day, all we need now is the nightingales.
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