Wednesday, 20 January 2021

A QUICK CUCKOO


A quick early morning visit by a female Klaas's Cuckoo to the wild olive outside my study window was the highlight of my day yesterday.  I often hear the cuckoo's call, but seldom see it as it moves furtively through the trees.

William Wordsworth described the same cuckoo behaviour in his poem, To the Cuckoo:
" O blithe New-comer!  I have heard,
   I hear thee and rejoice;
   O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird,
   Or but a wandering Voice?"

OJ 

 

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