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how rare are cuckoo's? (1 Viewer)

lark o'dell

today the local patch tommrow the world
hi everybody

i went to Summerleyes local nature reserve today (trip report in my blog)

and i heard a cuckoo now iv never seen one before but iv heard them in summerleyes a few times before i could not locate it but while i was walking around the site this morning i saw a lot of people with cameras i thought maybe a rare bird was in the area and i had flashes of the red kite in derbyshire etc in my head, when i enterd a hide i was met by a group of people all with there camera's out etc asking about the cuckoo

so this got my thinking could it be that the cuckoo they wanted to photograph was just a mini project for the summer or are cuckoo's rare?

i know there quite hard to find in northamptonshire but would the presence of a cuckoo cause such a stir that say 10 people all with mk1s and 500mm lens etc come chasing after it?

i have been neglecting my birding for a few years but am back on it with a vengence at the moment so just wondering weather cuckoo's have become rarer etc
 

liverpool_bob

scarce migrant to yorkshire
hi everybody

i went to Summerleyes local nature reserve today (trip report in my blog)

and i heard a cuckoo now iv never seen one before but iv heard them in summerleyes a few times before i could not locate it but while i was walking around the site this morning i saw a lot of people with cameras i thought maybe a rare bird was in the area and i had flashes of the red kite in derbyshire etc in my head, when i enterd a hide i was met by a group of people all with there camera's out etc asking about the cuckoo

so this got my thinking could it be that the cuckoo they wanted to photograph was just a mini project for the summer or are cuckoo's rare?

i know there quite hard to find in northamptonshire but would the presence of a cuckoo cause such a stir that say 10 people all with mk1s and 500mm lens etc come chasing after it?

i have been neglecting my birding for a few years but am back on it with a vengence at the moment so just wondering weather cuckoo's have become rarer etc

They are less numerous but not rare... Maybe it was a bird photography class?
 

Adam W

Well-known member
Not rare but perhaps not the easiest to photograph so maybe word hd got round that one was showing well an attracted a few photographers.
 
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