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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2014, 10:45:06 pm »
Last year I heard my first Cuckoo on the 29th May - well they were earlier this year, as I heard my first today near Gawcombe while walking Archie this afternoon :)
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2014, 10:37:10 pm »
Heard again today and many times in the last few weeks.Even heard one at home this year.

Anyone watching Springwatch.

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2014, 11:00:42 pm »
Yep, interesting wasn't it?  Definitely more Goldfinches than Greenfinches here too.
Last year there were regularly three Cuckoo's around here, this year I've only heard two at any one time once.

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2014, 08:42:31 am »
I think I've still only heard one this year, so far  :(

Anyone watching Springwatch.

Not yet but we've been meaning to, Bill Oddie is back isn't he? The nature reserve they're in looks nice too.
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2014, 09:40:14 am »
Not yet but we've been meaning to, Bill Oddie is back isn't he?

Yes he is. I was going to watch it on BBC iPlayer but what on earth have they done to it and Springwatch wasn't there >:(
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2014, 10:33:45 am »
I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but why did they bring BO back? 
We can't stand him, he's too smart to fit in with the bumbling uncle character and way behind the other presenters on knowledge.  We did meet him once and he struck us as very arrogant, a view that I've heard from others who have also met him.
Now Iolo Williams is a completely different matter.
We usually record the prog and fast forward the bits where they are squittering...

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2014, 12:41:19 pm »
I hope this doesn't offend anyone, but why did they bring BO back? 

I've heard that he does 'rub up' a lot of people the wrong way :-X
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2014, 01:02:05 pm »
We didn't mind BO at all, but I see what you're saying.

Didn't he rise to fame as a singer or something? 
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2014, 01:08:33 pm »
He was a bit of a singer, but probably best known for.............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJxGi8bizEg

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2014, 01:37:00 pm »
He's Goodie Goodie Yum Yum:

Goodie Goodie yum yum
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2014, 03:22:51 pm »
That's enough to make you anyone a facebook account....
Cuckoo!
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2014, 04:40:51 pm »
My internet is too slow to watch those videos at the moment  ::) - I may keep trying later  ;)

Until then, any good  ??? :D
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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #42 on: May 28, 2014, 06:13:27 pm »
Will be interesting to see if Chris Packham finds his namesake Cuckoo.

Now as anyone seen a Kingfisher lately?

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #43 on: May 28, 2014, 06:42:01 pm »
Now as anyone seen a Kingfisher lately?

I have only ever seen one, I was probably about 15yrs old and it flew over my head whilst I was sat in the local brook (as you do when you are young). I still remember the incredible flash of blue and gold, even to this day I still take the dog past that spot to try and see another.

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Re: Cuckoo
« Reply #44 on: May 28, 2014, 07:00:04 pm »
Best place to see a Kingfisher that I know of is the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust reserve - Knapp and Papermill, near Alfrick.  There's a hide opposite where they nest, not been for a long time though.  One or two nice caches near there to, Bramble Island (the original was fun).


 


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