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Not a cuckoo but a reminder of why things weren't singing much today - too many other things to do. This is a whitethroat busy feeding chicks.

Not a cuckoo but a reminder of why things weren’t singing much today – too many other things to do. This is a whitethroat busy feeding chicks.

The east winds and rain of the weekend didn’t bring in that late spring rarity I was hoping for. It was very quiet this afternoon out at Kilminning despite the improvement in the weather. After the incredible noise from the cars at the airfield of yesterday it was blissful to have the opportunity to hear some bird song. But everything had obviously been cowed into silence by the day before, except for the skylarks of course – nothing ever stops them singing. And then I heard a cuckoo! My first calling cuckoo in Crail ever. One migrant brought in by the winds then and optimistically looking for a female. If it was here and calling yesterday I wouldn’t have known with all the noise. Today though it was the perfect summer sound to be carried by the wind into Crail. I hope someone else heard it – summers need the sound of a cuckoo.

Posted June 15, 2015 by wildcrail in Sightings

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