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Martin Hughes-Games Martin Hughes-Games | 16:57 UK time, Thursday, 28 May 2009

It's one of the defining sounds of the spring. The simple echoing call of the cuckoo which marks its return to the UK from its wintering ground in Africa. This call has become embedded into our culture and is as much a part of the British spring as village cricket, freshly cut grass and bank holiday traffic jams.

cuckoo_blog_2.jpgBut the sight and sound of the cuckoo is becoming a rare event. The RSPB's latest assessment of UK bird number reveals that cuckoo numbers are in dire decline
and nationally we have lost 37% in the last 15 years.

The causes behind the cuckoo's decline are not really understood but it's to do with its complex life cycle.

The cuckoo doesn't build its own nest. They lay their eggs in other's nests, with over 90% of them being laid in reed warbler, meadow pipit and dunnock nests. When the cuckoo chick hatches it pushes the hosts' chicks out of the nest and is fed by its trusting foster parents until it fledges. As soon as the chick fledges it begins an amazing journey to Africa which can be over 4000 miles long and take weeks to accomplish. They will stay in Africa for two thirds of their year before flying to us.

At every stage of its complex life cycle there are hurdles. Here in the UK some of the host species are in decline, some important food sources such as caterpillar moths are also in steep decline and there is the constant threat of habitat loss. Outside of the UK weather pattern changes may be affecting their migration and food shortages in their wintering grounds.

We have had huge fun with our strange birds nest challenge, thanks so much, but this request is much more serious. We and the British Trust for Ornithology really need your help to get an up to date snapshot of how the cuckoos are doing this year.

So please tell us where AND when you have seen or heard one.

This is an important Springwatch survey - thank you very much for your help.

Update Sunday 31st May
Well we're overwhelmed by your response. It's Sunday afternoon and we're ploughing our way through your 8000+ replies. Hoping to have something to show you on the show on Monday.

Update Wednesday 3rd June
We're on track processing all your cuckoo sightings, to have something to show you before the show finishes and to pass the data to the BTO for a fuller analysis.

Update Monday 15th June
If you didn't see Thursday's show, the BTO have created a fantastic map using your sightings. You can zoom into your local area to have a better look.

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  • 501. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, moorve wrote:

    I heard two cuckoos at Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk 9th April 09 and my cousin has been hearing a cuckoo from 4th May 09 onwards in High Barnet, Herts

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  • 502. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, charmeroo wrote:

    Yes!! we have lots of cuckoos in my part of Surrey and have been seeing and hearing them for several weeks now! I am in Elstead near Godalming where we are close to a Nature Reserve at Thursley which is a large area of open heathland. The last cuckoo which I have actually seen was this morning and I followed its flight across the fields whilst it was being chased by another bird (I couldn't see what it was as I didn't have my glasses on!!). This is not a one off - I have probably actually seen 4 or 5 this year!!

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  • 503. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, hillybimbim wrote:

    At 4.30am in Hurstpierpoint in East Sussex. I was lying in bed on a school residential listening to the dawn chorus, when I heard the cuckoo.It was amazing, as I can't remember the last time I've heard one.

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  • 504. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, ducksan wrote:

    I have heard the cuckoo several times this year whilst in my garden in North Lincolnshire. The latest date was 26th. May The cuckoo was seen flying over the back garden and was heard several times that day.

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  • 505. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, salokin2 wrote:

    24 May: crossing the river to the SE of Bedford, on the cyclepath to Willington / Sandy, we heard and saw a single cuckoo.

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  • 506. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Hawk369 wrote:

    Just saw your film on the plight of the Cuckoo, and just to let you know I heard one in the village of studley near Redditch on Friday 22nd May

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  • 507. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Listersmob wrote:

    We have heard a cuckoo twice this year. Both times near Braunston in Northamptonshire. Initially in mid may and then again last week on May 22nd(2009)

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  • 508. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, andy457 wrote:

    i have heard the cuckoo for the last 2 weeks at various times of the day in the woods at kesgrave (nr ipswich)from about 12 may to today

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  • 509. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, FidlerPlatt wrote:

    We have heard a cuckoo almost every morning for the past month. Marsh Gibbon in Oxfordshire.

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  • 510. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, ace-jas wrote:

    Heard 2 cuckoo's on the 14th May 2009 near Brockenhurst in the New Forest

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  • 511. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, 8balljules wrote:

    I heard the cuckoo on the 10th of may in hitchin hertfordshire and most days since.

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  • 512. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, agarnook wrote:

    We have heard the cuckoo in the field across from our house on the outskirts of Coalville in Leicestershire since the beginning of May and even had a visit into our garden last week.
    My parents also heard a cuckoo whilst on holiday near Cirencester in late April

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  • 513. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, OnlymeUK wrote:

    Two sets of Cuckoo calls heard

    Thornton Reservoir leics Early May 2009
    Salcey Forest 25th May 2009

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  • 514. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, danempoppy wrote:

    I heard my first Cuckoo of the year yesterday at Ladywalk Nature Reserve in Warwickshire.

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  • 515. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, geoMartham wrote:

    I heard and saw a cuckoo flying over the marshes at South Walsham, Norfolk on 28th. May. Apparently it had been there for about 3 days. It was my first cuckoo this year.

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  • 516. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Strictly-bee wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo on 18 May 2009 at Northward Hill RSPB Reserve, North Kent

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  • 517. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, icenottsman wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo today, 28th May near Cotgrave, south Nottinghamshire

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  • 518. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, birdwatcher81 wrote:

    I hear a cuckoo everyday, several times a day at the moment in Little Kingshill, South Bucks

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  • 519. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, mspurling wrote:

    we have heard the call of the cuckoo for two years running around the shores of Glen Trool, in april this year and may 2008.

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  • 520. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, baz6548 wrote:

    appprox 1130hrs 14th May 2009 heard cuckoo call from Haresfield Beacon gloucestershire...Call was repeated over a period of 30 minutes

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  • 521. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, fatmorrell wrote:

    Saw a pair of cuckoos flying past about 20m above our heads last Thursday, 21st May near barcraigs Reservoir a few km south of Lochwinnoch, renfrewshire. The mail was cuckooing his head off as he flew past.

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  • 522. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, andmon wrote:

    heard cuckoo first week of may in london colney high street

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  • 523. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, MonkFamily wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire on Saturday 16th May.

    We usually hear one where we live in Dane End, Nr. Ware in Hertfordshire, but sadly so far this year we haven't heard it.

    Claire Monk

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  • 524. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, cazthegunner2 wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo tonight at 8:30pm in my garden in Bassingbourn nr Royston in Hertfordshire

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  • 525. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Cuckooer wrote:

    We have Cuckoo/Cuckoos in the garden all day every day, we live near Watton in Norfolk. They come every year as regular as clockwork, right from the end of April. We have not noticed any reduction in numbers thsi year.

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  • 526. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, princeRichardB wrote:

    I heard the distinctive sound of a cuckoo on the 13th May in the the fields behind me in Balcombe, West Sussex.

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  • 527. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, starLizzy27 wrote:

    Hi just thought i would let you know that i first heard the cuckoo on the 6th May.Then i spotted one when out walking 2 nights ago.It was late this year compared to last year when i heard it at the begining of April.I live in a small village called Eyton,near to Leominster in Herefordshire.

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  • 528. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, dayben wrote:

    heard and saw cuckoo upton on severn, worc 4th may 8.30am and then nothing until yesterday bout 11am - usually hear nearly daily once they arrive but not this year.

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  • 529. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, JohnnieT wrote:

    Two cuckoo's on the 27th May - saw one and then heard another in separate locations in Stretham, Cambridgeshire whilst out walking the dogs. They were definitely different birds.

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  • 530. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, grahamandjoy wrote:

    Heard Cuckoo at Wat Tyler Country Park, Essex last Thursday 21 May

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  • 531. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, simonsfan wrote:

    I have heard the cuckoo most mornings this week in the New Forest in Hampshire near Lepe Country Park

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  • 532. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, BOOTHROYDY wrote:

    I was visiting the Cotswold Water Park Cirencester in late April and heard a cuckoo daily. Didn't know they were in decline. Lynda B

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  • 533. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, oscarpibs wrote:

    just come back from Park Coppice in Coniston Cumbria,Where we heard a Cuckoo Sunday 24th and 25th May 2009.

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  • 534. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, stonehead60 wrote:

    Hi
    I Live in Hemsby, Norfolk and I heard a single cuckoo on May 4th

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  • 535. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, karen_the_artist wrote:

    I've heard a cuckoo whilst walking at different locations in the Ochil Hills, near Kinross, Perthshire - first on 7th May and the second time was a few days later.

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  • 536. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, capricornmark wrote:

    my mother has seen a cuckoo at the end of my sisters gargen in a tall tree next to offley pond , my mum and myself often hear the cuckoo every year around here in great offley , htchin , hertfordshire , sg5 28th may

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  • 537. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, kobieharris wrote:

    I saw two cuckoos flying over my house near Lingfield Surrey on 26th May.

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  • 538. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, awesomewizzwizz wrote:

    Actually saw a cuckoo in March Cemetery, Upwell Road, March, Cambs on tuesday the26th May

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  • 539. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, nuttycur wrote:

    Heard the Cuckoo North Fambridge Rail Station Essex 14 th May

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  • 540. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, modernOldwoman wrote:

    I have had a cuckoo visitor every year for 10 years, she was late arriving this year but I eventually heard her distinctive call at the beginning of May, and I live in Blean, nr Canterbury, Kent.

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  • 541. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, remarkableTigerlily wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo call on Sunday, 24th May, 2009 in the Riddings area, Derbyshire

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  • 542. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, benandmaria wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo in Epping Forrest on the 25/05/09

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  • 543. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, lifesabeachthenudive wrote:

    Our fist cuckoo of the year was heard and seen on April 20th in our garden - Poolewe, Ross-shire IV22 2JU

    Since then we've sighted and heard cuckoo's in Shieldaig, Gairloch, Ross-shire 4 May , Melvaig, Gairloch , Ross-shire, 15 May and Inverasdale, Poolewe, Ross-shire 20 May

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  • 544. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Shinersm wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo today 28th May 2009 in Kenton Woods,near leiston,on the East coast of Suffolk.

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  • 545. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, FamilyLumb wrote:

    We've heard our Cuckoo about 10am on and off for the last two weeks in Buckden, Cambridgeshire.

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  • 546. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, CaptBoo wrote:

    First cuckoo heard this year - 14th May, Crowntown, near Helston Cornwall.

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  • 547. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, man-in-the-moon wrote:

    I saw a cuckoo in the village of Somerby East Leicestershire on the 17th of May and heard one today the 28th of May in Rothley Leicestershire.

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  • 548. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, longdoglady wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on Sunday 24th May in the small wood near to where I live in Barlaston,Stoke on Trent and have heard it calling every day since.This is the first time in at least 6 years I have heard one call and the bird has been missed here.I am so pleased to hear that at least one has returned again and look forward to hearing the bird in the years to follow.

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  • 549. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, lluestnanny wrote:

    I heard the cuckoo for the first time yesterday. It was in the wood behind our farm. We are just inside the Brecon Beacons National Park about 4 miles south of the village of Llangadog in Carmarthenshire.

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  • 550. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, springsally wrote:

    Hi there all,
    My son Tom and I had the pleasure of seeing and then hearing a cuckoo on Saturday afternoon (23rd) whilst walking on the edge of Dartmoor. It stopped us in our tracks a truly wonderful sound!

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  • 551. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, nessthenurse wrote:

    I was in Barnwell Country Park, Oundle, Northamptonshire with my sons on 22nd April and we heard a cuckoo, but didn't see it.

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  • 552. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, bigmig26 wrote:

    I heard 2 Cuckoo's competing for airtime at Bowdown Woods, Near Newbury in Berkshire. I first heard one on April 19th and have heard them repeatedly since then.

    I also heard a Cuckoo close to Marsh Benham, near Newbury, Berks on 25th May.

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  • 553. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, ytraneb wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo at Glenquey [clackmannanshire] on 5th May; and near Gairloch [Wester Ross] on 22nd May

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  • 554. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, martin357 wrote:

    i heard one near snowdon at the beginning of may and the last few weeks i've been hearing one in barwell leics.

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  • 555. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Jenny wrote:

    I can hear a cuckoo very early most mornings and have done so for about the last 8 days. This is somewhere in Scraptoft, Leicestershire.

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  • 556. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, lisey-lou-la wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo two weeks ago in Old Basing, Hampshire

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  • 557. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, happyoilman wrote:

    Cuckoo seen and heard on the edge of woodland at Odiham Common, Hampshire (51deg 16min 21sec North, 0deg 55min 40 sec West) at approx 1800hrs on 27th May.

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  • 558. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, barbel1306 wrote:

    I have heard cockoo in my local woods every year. they are in tun brook woods near preston lancs. I heard one on 25th when in the woods with grandsons

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  • 559. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, suparobbie123 wrote:

    heard cookoo on april 25th at bromyard downs west midlands

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  • 560. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, carajayn wrote:

    I heard one about a month ago at Tain, Inverneshire.

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  • 561. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, ifiwerealeaf wrote:

    For some weeks i have heard a cuckoo in my local nature park which is sutton park birmingham westmidlands.

    Carol Timmis

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  • 562. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Scidocon wrote:

    Heard one at Dormston, near Worcester on 24/05/09 and 25/05/09

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  • 563. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, jhartshorn777 wrote:

    9th May, heard a cuckoo at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire. We did not see it, but it was calling for some time from a patch of mixed woodland at N 54° 4.358' W 1° 41.128'.

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  • 564. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, glenkindy wrote:

    Hi,

    I live in Lincolnshire and heard two Cuckoos on 25 May 09 in a forest 3 miles east of Newark.

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  • 565. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, preciouslilyjess wrote:

    Also heard a cuckoo this morning 28/05/09 in Epping

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  • 566. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, DrJimP wrote:

    Just remembered I saw a Cuckoo last week at Tighnabruich on the way from Portavadie to Dunoon Scotland.

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  • 567. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, jaynejerrison wrote:

    I am a cub leader. We were in our local woods in Pattingham Staffordshire (WV6 7DD) at the end of April when we heard a cuckoo. Many of the boys did not know what a cuckoo was! We listened for about 15 minutes and discussed how they lived. My cubs were amazed!

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  • 568. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, davet02 wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo in two location in Cannock chase on sunday morning 7.30 to 9.00 24/05/09

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  • 569. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, tomski_2009 wrote:

    start of may in brill bucks, seems to be more this year?

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  • 570. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, philrazer56 wrote:

    When: 20th May 2009 Where: Crynant 6 miles North of Neath West Glamorgan South Wales a pair of Cuckoos in open woodland above Crynant Village

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  • 571. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, nellypig5 wrote:

    My husband and I heard a cuckoo last month when walking in the forest at Fernworthy Reservoir, Nr Chagford on Dartmoor, Devon,

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  • 572. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Suejivehouse wrote:

    I have heard a cuckoo today (28th May) in Cranham, Essex

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  • 573. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, sandracl wrote:

    Not heard the cuckoo for 2 years. Just mentioned on your show that the cuckoo is late in May but as the saying goes "cuckoo comes in April, sings his song in May, then in June he changes tune, July he flies away. So hearing the cuckoo in May is correct.
    Sandra Clayton St Clears Carmarthenshire

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  • 574. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, norfcity wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo on the River Glaven in North Norfolk on Sunday.

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  • 575. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, swhumph wrote:

    Hi

    Cuckoos are alive and well here in Cornwall, I live in St Austell and heard one last night (Weds) in the valley adjacent to our flat.

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  • 576. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Tom1398 wrote:

    I saw and heard a cuckoo in Grantown-on-Spey Morayshhire two days ago and heard one on Rosehall Hill Sutherland last friday

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  • 577. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, ultramummy wrote:

    My son Tom and I heard at least 2 separate cuckoos on the Naze at Walton on the Essex coast on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May, lots of people were commenting on how loud they were so we were very close to them!

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  • 578. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, GedGerard wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on the old airfield at Goxhill, North Lincs on Monday 25th May

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  • 579. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, JuliaInDevon wrote:

    I heard a cockoo on 20th April in the trees around the edge of our field on the western edge of Dartmoor, in South Brentor. The sound is coming from the same group of deciduous trees as last year.

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  • 580. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, ros1ejune wrote:

    My husband heard the cuckoo in our area. He was in the bedroom when he heard the cuckoo outside. He thinks it was 3 days ago. We live in Hibaldstow, Nth Lincolnshire.

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  • 581. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, darlingfeelee wrote:

    The whole village heard our cuckoo last week (20th) in the woods above Great Hucklow, Derbyshire. It was an amazing sound. My little boys wanted to see it but no such luck .

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  • 582. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, Canucklehead2 wrote:

    Good evening: We saw a cuckoo today (28 May 2009) at Shuart Lane (Isle of Thanet). We heard a cuckoo yesterday(27 May 2009) at Pegwell Bay Country Park and one on Sunday (May 24) at Stodmarsh NNR all in East Kent.

    Regards,

    Canucklehead1

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  • 583. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, wondrousBiddulphian wrote:

    Last Friday 22nd May, we were on the top of Holme Crag in the Lake District, between Coniston and Ambleside. We heard at least four Cuckoos, possibly five in the hills, valleys and woods around the crag. All singing at the same time so they could not have been the same bird.
    Additionally the p.m. heard a bird in the Biddulph Valley in North Staffordshire

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  • 584. At 8:41pm on 28 May 2009, navispare wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo in Windermere at the beginning of May and regularly since in the same place

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  • 585. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, garyvalenti wrote:

    I Live next to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National park just between the village of Drymen and Balfron. I have heard a cuckoo several times over the last few days. still havent spotted it yet but fingers crossed.

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  • 586. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, roberte76 wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo at fforest fields campsite on the 22nd may
    this is 4 miles east of Builth Wells ,mid-wales,it was heard all weekend and was a great to hear!!!!!!

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  • 587. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, 33Parkgate wrote:

    We heard a Cuckoo on Sunday 24th May at Rickmansworth aquadrome in Hertfordshire.

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  • 588. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, tolibay wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo on 15 May at around 3.00pm up by Black Down on the Mendips. Lovely!

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  • 589. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, snodgums wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo today in Great Baddow near Chelmsford also three weeks ago in the area of Keswick.

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  • 590. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, midnightdavidd wrote:

    Cuckoo heard in Shimpling, Norfolk last week

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  • 591. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, iainnkaz wrote:

    heard one at the National Trust campsite in Langdale, Cumbria at the weekend

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  • 592. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Sophrentie wrote:

    I'm sure that I heard a Cuckoo in Alice Holt Forest, East Hampshire. I was with my granddaughter so imitated the sound but this was before I heard of their plight.

    Also about 2 months ago I had an incident in the garden. Some blue and great tits were making a commotion in the high laurel hedges and I then notice a plump young bird sitting close on the roof of the garage. I couldn't identify this chick which was then chased off by about six of the tits. The closest I could get to an indentification was that it could have been a baby cuckoo. I am a novice in bird watching. Could this have been the case?

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  • 593. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, diamondAndyMags wrote:

    I have heard a couple of cuckoo's in the Dunscroft area of Doncaster over the last weekend.A bird that stops you in your tracks and would be terrible to lose. As a kid in Sheffield used to hear them regularly in Spring but not now.

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  • 594. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, suewyatt_1 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on April 21st in Alderbury near Salisbury, some distance away from me about 7.45 am.

    the next one I heard was nearby 2 days ago 28th May 2009)- early morning again.

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  • 595. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Patstanley wrote:

    I live in a village near Abingdon and heard the cuckoo about 3 weeks ago for about 3 days. This week I have heard it every morning since Sunday.

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  • 596. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, petenlynne wrote:

    Our first cuckoo heard yesterdy ( wed.27/5/09) woodland between Dufftown and Aberlour Speyside.

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  • 597. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, artiebear wrote:

    two to report. probably different birds, both in Borrowdale, Cumbria. one near Rosthwaite on 25th April, another approx 2 miles away near Portinscale on Derwentwater on 25th May.

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  • 598. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, ruthfredsam wrote:

    We have heard a cuckoo regularly over last 2 weeks at our house (whitchurch, Shropshire) and at our grandparents house 2 miles down the road

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  • 599. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, rubyrose77 wrote:

    im happy to report my husband and i heard 2 in the new forest over the late may bank holiday weekend.
    one was on the monday whilst at our campsite near lyndhurst called pondhead farm
    the second was on the sunday in the woods whilst on a walk near the village of woodlands.
    happy days :-D

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  • 600. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, nature52 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo whilst sitting in my back garden on 24/05/09 in Haslemere, Surrey.

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  • 601. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, nilocnosnittam wrote:

    Whilst gardening last week i heard a cuckoo for the 1st time this year, have heard them for the past 8/9 years years in mid May around 8am whilst walking the dog... They are nesting down on the old cannal just east of South Cerney, near Cirencester - GLOS
    Colin M.

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  • 602. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, priamspi wrote:

    At primary school in 1971 the class techer stopped the class to listen to a cuckoo. It was the firts I had every heard. Since then, the sound of the cuckoo has seemed to be absent. HOWEVER, over the past three years I have regularly heard cuckoos (although have never seen any. I have lived in Surrey, near Godalming, for 12 years, and am surrounded by woodland. I have heard cuckoos nearly every day for the past three or four days.
    And on Monday I was near Winkworth Arboretum in the graden of a friend, and there was the constant very loud call of cuckoos.
    So I'm suprised to hear that numbers are thought to be declining. From my experience I am hearing more frequent cuckoo calls, and the calls are much louder, so I assume they are somewhere in local woodland.

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  • 603. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, andsgg wrote:

    I heard and saw a cuckoo in Houghton Conquest in Bedfordshire approx 3 weeks ago whilst on an evening walk .
    The cuckoo was singing for at least 15 minutes

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  • 604. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, simonsparrow wrote:

    I saw a cuckoo today (28th May 2009) at 1pm in Lydlinch, Sturminster Newton in Dorset.
    Heard a Cuckoo at Hilton, Nr Blandford Forum, Dorset yesterday.(27th May 2009)
    Heard one Saturday 23rd May 2009 at Wool,in Dorset.

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  • 605. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, wildlife friend wrote:

    Hi I've heard a Cuckoo near my village early-mid April in North Yorkshire.Kirkbymoorside (post code YO62)

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  • 606. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, MarkGu wrote:

    Ive been hearing a Cuckoo most of the day in Shefford in Bedfordshire

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  • 607. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, lottylile wrote:

    Our family heard a cuckoo on Sunday 24th May in the forest at Lyn Brenig, North Wales.

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  • 608. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, starrynatlusty wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo about three weeks ago in Hook, Hampshire.

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  • 609. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Artemis of Wareham wrote:

    Hi, we heard one cuckoo about 4 weeks ago in Dorset, Melbury Bubb (north of Dorchester), we heard another in the same location last week (20th May) and another on Saturday 23 May in the Arne RSPB reserve on the edge of Poole Harbour.

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  • 610. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, mambury wrote:

    I have heard a cuckoo twice this year in North Devon. The first about 3 weeks ago and the second last week

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  • 611. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, crestedjimliz wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo when staying at the Premier Inn in Ashby de la Zouche between 7pm and 9pm on Tuesday 26 May.

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  • 612. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, cheriefar wrote:

    WE heard a cuckoo in our garden last week. We live in the Midlands on a country estate in Packington Park in Meriden CV7 7HF

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  • 613. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, eileen52 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo at Rumbling Bridge Dunkeld Scotland on the 3rd May.
    I also heard one on the 23rd may at Carrick Casle Loch Goil Scotland.

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  • 614. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, GeorgeRankine wrote:

    Cuckoo heard last weekend at north end of island of Scalpay, opposite S end of island of Raasay near Skye.
    Normally we hear 2 birds, one on Scalpay and one on Raasay, but this year only one heard.

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  • 615. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, gallgon wrote:

    Heard and saw cuckoo at NX586882, Polmaddy settlement on May 2nd 2009 in S W Scotland.

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  • 616. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, linni58 wrote:

    My husband and myself were in Glencoe at Easter and head a cuckoo on more than one occasion

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  • 617. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, andbar1 wrote:

    We heard one at Sculthorpe Moor reserve near Fakenham on Bank Holiday Monday about 12pm.

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  • 618. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, no1oddiefan wrote:


    My daughter heard a cuckoo on 23rd of May at Alton Water in Suffolk

    Love the show

    I hope Bill returns next year!!

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  • 619. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, alunrw wrote:

    Heard a Cuckoo on May 24th in Trehafod, Near Pontypridd, South Wales and everyday since.

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  • 620. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, kjg3534 wrote:

    I heard my first cuckoo this year at Pleimont, Guernsey, on 14th May 2009. Although I did not see the bird its' call was extremely loud.

    I live in the North East and cannot recall hearing a cuckoo for a couple of years.

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  • 621. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Boss16toB wrote:

    Greetings All, just wanted to register a Cuckoo sighting (hearing!) in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire on 23 May (Postcode LN10 6SZ. I've got red-bottomed bumblebees to boot! Keep up the good work.

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  • 622. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, frostyfrankie40 wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo in Bracknell Forest on Sunday 17 May and I seen a pair of Cuckoos flying on Barrossa Training Area behind the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst 879623 saddleback Hill. Ordnance Survey (Windsor Weybridge and Bracknell)yesterday

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  • 623. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, buster_boy wrote:

    I first heard a cuckoo this year about four weeks ago on the heathland of the New Forest near Beaulieu. There were 3 or 4 of them, and we saw them as well as heard them.

    I've also heard two at home in Eastleigh in Hampshire this year. It is the first time I've ever heard them at home in over 10 years. On both occasions it was early in the morning, and the cuckoo was calling as it flew over. It occured to me that they could have been on their migration northwards, calling as they passed by.

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  • 624. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, tchats wrote:

    On 16th May me and my husband took our 2 young boys on their first camping trip to Rutland water sailing club in and was lucky enough to hear a cuckoo early in the morning when everyone else was asleep, it was a special treat as it is never normally so quiet in our family in the mornings.

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  • 625. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, mungosmum wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo, and have continued to hear one in the woods near us (slopes of Leith Hill, Surrey) since the 26th April.

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  • 626. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, blue-eyedParsnip wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo, in Church Lawford Nr, Rugby Warwickshire on Sunday 24th May 2009

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  • 627. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, wildJohn60 wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo today whilst playing golf at Langdon Hill Golf Club Dunton Essex. I am a member here, have heard the cuckoo on several occasions during the last week. Seen taday on 28th May 2009

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  • 628. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, awesomeRichardT wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on Dartmoor, Devon, on Friday 22nd May 2009 at about 2pm on a walk between Princetown and Kings Tor

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  • 629. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, stecoulson wrote:

    I was in the lakedistrict at glenridding staying at side farm camp site and was woken on the morning of the 17th of may 2009 by the sound of a cuckoo, which was in a tree near by my tent by the lake. thanks. Steve

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  • 630. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Zordens-Fortress wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo in Beauvale Priory in Moor Green, Nottingham on Saturday the 23rd of May

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  • 631. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, mad4855 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo last year in North Wales at a lake close to Gwynnant in Snowdonia. I went there again on Tuesday 26th May and again there was a cuckoo calling. I mimicked the cuckoo and it came closer and closer until I caught sight of it. The first one I have ever seen.

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  • 632. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, ElegantElliemae wrote:

    I first heard a cuckoo at the beginning of May in Brandon Country Park in Suffolk - didn't actually see it though.

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  • 633. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, annesallypaterson wrote:

    We heard the cuckoo on Sunday 26th April at Minard, by Inveraray, Argyll. We have heard the cuckoo frequently since this date. there are quite a few around us.


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  • 634. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, bigredchris wrote:

    I also heard a Cuckoo near Attleborough in Norfolk (same one as Alvor98?), on Sunday 24th May - the first of the year. I used to hear them here thoughout late Spring and even had one stop briefly on the roof of my house a few years ago (I live on the edge of farmland), but have only heard them on a couple of days for each of the past three or four years. Same for Turtle Dove I'm sad to say.

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  • 635. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, violinka2 wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo whilst out for a walk st Stanwick Lakes in Northants on the 26th April.

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  • 636. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Duncanfromduncombe wrote:

    I heard/saw a cuckoo on my bird feeder in eaglescliffe (north east england) this afternoon. I've heard it a few times now...

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  • 637. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, oakandash wrote:

    I live 3 miles as the crow flys from the Malvern Hills. Post code WR8. I first heard the cuckoo on 4th May about half a mile away.Have heard it several times since.

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  • 638. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, teifidoc wrote:

    I saw a Cuckoo on Brynberian Moor, Pembrokeshire on 11th May and heard another today (28th May) near Mynachlogddu, Crymych, Pembrokeshire.

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  • 639. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, squirehorse wrote:

    Weve heard a cuckoo in Mildenhall, Suffolk on 16th May 2009 and i was lucky enough to hear and see a cuckoo in Icklingham, nr Mildenhall, Suffolk on 19th May.

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  • 640. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Cuckoopit wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo on 18th and 25th May 2009 in Puttenham, Surrey. We seem to get a cuckoo every year at around the same time and is heard in the same place on Puttenham Common/Hogsback.

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  • 641. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Daniel1969 wrote:

    Hi i heard a cookoo today at gosberton cheal in lincolshire this is the first one i'ved heard this year.

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  • 642. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, gailinspring wrote:

    I have heard a cuckoo twice this month at Venford Reservoir on Holne Moor, Dartmoor. I saw it flying once. I'm guessing it's only one cuckoo but it may be two.

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  • 643. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, skye68 wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo while out for a walk at Rushden and Higham Rugby Club in Northamptonshire NN10 0SA on Tuesday 26th May at 16.30pm. The area has some very mature trees and hedgerows and close to farmland. It was lovely to hear and Im very sad to hear its in decline.

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  • 644. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, lovewildlife1 wrote:

    i herd a cuckoo on 21st may 2009 at 3pm while i was sitting in the church yard of Hoo ST Werburgh parish church,Church Street Hoo Rochester Kent if i remember i herd it last year also & the year before that.it is a wonderful sound to hear & i hope i hear it for years to come.

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  • 645. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, Fivertherabbit wrote:

    I live in Bedfordshire and every year I have heard the cuckoo from late April usually early in the mornings then on and off throughout the day for a number of weeks. However this year I have only heard it once and that was in early May. Really miss it!

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  • 646. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, zactar wrote:

    the first time i heard the cuckoo was 14 may at work at our field study centre at austerfield in doncaster

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  • 647. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, thelovelylucycharlie wrote:

    At 6.30ish on Monday 25th May we heard a cuckoo down by the sailing club at Rickmansworth Aquadrome, Hertfordshire.

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  • 648. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, ros4plus4 wrote:

    I have heard the cuckoo consistently nearly everyday since beginning - mid April, I live in Herts near Welwyn. Maybe people don't hear it because we are not outdoors enough everyday like we all may like to be?

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  • 649. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, bluelynne1 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo at Nant Gwynant in Snowdonia on May 7 while camping

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  • 650. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, markusraven wrote:

    I Heard a cuckoo today at 12:30pm on Potter Fell, Stavely, near kendal, cumbria.

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  • 651. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, thelovelyHomertilly wrote:

    I have heard more than one cuckoo over the last six weeks or so on Mid Herts Golf Course in Gustard Wood, Hertfordshire. We did actually comment that they are quite abundant this year and it seemed like a good sign.

    I have also heard a couple from my back garden which is just down the road from the golf course in Hertfordshire.

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  • 652. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, algysmith wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo below Stanage Edge, Plantation Area (Derbyshire/S.Yorks)- 25th May about 12.30pm.

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  • 653. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, gabilau wrote:

    We have heard 2 cuckoo's calling this year, the first at Chew Valley Lake in late April and the second at Ham Wall RSPB reserve on our dawn chorus walk on 3 May.

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  • 654. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, marcusblock wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Ryton,near Coventry on 3rd May

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  • 655. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, afandjw wrote:

    We heard and saw a cuckoo at Wicken Fen on Friday May 22. I have also heard it several times in May at Brookmans Park, Herts

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  • 656. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, netweeze wrote:

    I heard two cuckoos only this morning calling at the same time.
    I was unaware of the terrible news of their decline.
    We here them every year where we live, which is more or less in the woods at Nettleton, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

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  • 657. At 8:42pm on 28 May 2009, hillybimbim wrote:

    At 4.30am on Thursday 21st May 2009 in Hurstpierpoint in East Sussex. I was lying in bed on a school residential listening to the dawn chorus, when I heard the cuckoo.It was amazing, as I can't remember the last time I've heard one.

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  • 658. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, estherboff wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo 5 miles south of Newmarket, Suffolk on 7 May 2009.

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  • 659. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, lime-tiger wrote:

    I heard one Cuckoo at Crayford in kent this week 28/05/09.It returns every year to the same location

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  • 660. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Bonne-lass wrote:

    We heard cuckoos in Glencoe, Ullapool, East Loch Lomond, North East Skye and Morivich over the last 2 weeks ..maybe there was just one and it too was on a tour of the Highlands :)

    Also heard and saw two at Mouldon Hill, Swindon, Wilts in the past month

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  • 661. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, AlastairOwens wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on Saturday 23 May at Emmetts National Trust Gardens in Kent (Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AY).

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  • 662. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, bioDuncanT wrote:

    Hello just to let you know that i saw and heard a cuckoo saturday the 23rd May 2009 in Canon Pyon, Herefordshire

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  • 663. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, wellswurzel wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo yesterday (27th May) at Holford on the Quantocks here in Somerset.
    This is the only time I've heard one in the last few years, I also heard one last year at exactly the same spot in June.

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  • 664. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, andyfal wrote:

    I heard my first Cuckoo of the year at Weston super Mare on Saturday 23rd. This was near the beach at Bluebell Woods. Not yet had the chance to revisit to see if it is still around.

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  • 665. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, fellviewgirl wrote:

    I live in Glenridding, Cumbria. I heard a cuckoo for the first time this year on 11th May. Last year was the 13th May. Never actually seen one but we hear them quite regularly throughout the season.

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  • 666. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, suzewils wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo this morning 28th may at the top Carlton bank near Stokesley north yorkshire

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  • 667. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, kevin333cat wrote:

    2 cuckoo's heard. One at Blashford Lakes a couple of weeks ago and one on Monday 25th near Beaulieu Road Station. Both in Hampshire.

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  • 668. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, priamspi wrote:

    At primary school in 1971 the class techer stopped the class to listen to a cuckoo. It was the firts I had every heard. Since then, the sound of the cuckoo has seemed to be absent. HOWEVER, over the past three years I have regularly heard cuckoos (although have never seen any. I have lived in Surrey, near Godalming, for 12 years, and am surrounded by woodland. I have heard cuckoos nearly every day for the past three or four days.
    And on Monday I was near Winkworth Arboretum in the garden of a friend, and there was the constant very loud call of cuckoos.
    So I'm suprised to hear that numbers are thought to be declining. From my experience I am hearing more frequent cuckoo calls, and the calls are much louder, so I assume they are somewhere in local woodland.

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  • 669. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, bakeysblog wrote:

    6pm 11th May 2009 i saw a cuckoo whilst fishing in swannington leicestershire, also the previous week i heard a cuckoo in Whitwick Leicestershire.

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  • 670. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, angelickingfisher wrote:

    I Heard a cuckoo 6 15 am at Turners Hill Park Crawley west Sussex

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  • 671. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, bushwakka22 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Woodchurch Kent on the 2nd of May which is quite late when I look back at my other diaries

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  • 672. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, jimmythefalcon wrote:

    cuckoo heard about 3 weeks ago in village of outend coll, back, isle of lewis,western isles
    not only that but the corncrakes are very plentiful this year adding their voices to the chorus.

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  • 673. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, pammygeewhizz wrote:

    We live in Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire and spend a considerable amount of time walking our dogs on the nature reserve in the village. We also have an allotment on the edge of the reserve. We have been hearing the Cuckoo for the last 3 weeks and my husband Peter thinks we have heard at least 5/6 in different locations.

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  • 674. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, STOTTIEDUNCAN wrote:

    Last Saturday 23rd May whilst out walking near Hengistbury Head, Christchurch, Dorset I heard my first Cuckoo of the year. As a child I used to hear them all the time in the spring, now it seems to be a rare treat.

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  • 675. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, scrappin wrote:

    Canford heath nature reserve in woods Poole Dorset, two cuckoo's have been heard whilst we have been riding, past 3 weeks

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  • 676. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, lindapp wrote:

    We have heard a cuckoo at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, during the first week of May.

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  • 677. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, hospitalbob wrote:

    There's a cuckoo in Offenham, near Evesham, in Worcestershire. He/she has been here for about 10 days. I've heard him most days.....

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  • 678. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, daringJuliaR wrote:

    We've heard the call of the cuckoo throughout May in the woods at Highgate Common, Staffordshire.

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  • 679. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, DOGSBODDIES wrote:

    I heard 2 Cuckoo's while walking on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, by the "Punch Bowl" on Sunday 24th May 2009.

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  • 680. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Nome_g wrote:

    I have heard two so far this year, first in Suffolk at the begining of may and the second in North Wales,Snowdonia on Saturday 23rd May. Hoping to hear more this year.

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  • 681. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, sprockerowner wrote:

    hi was quite chuffed as i saw a cuckoo for the first time on a branch calling. this was in rearsby leicestershire on 26-05-09 at 0630.
    Also heard one at northampton golf club on 22-05-09

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  • 682. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, pippiroobarb wrote:

    I heard my first cuckoo of the year in the last week of April. Bit later than normal. I live in Goytre between Pontypool and Abergavenny in Monmouthshire. Also heard one in Pershore Worcestershire whilst visiting relatives in early May.

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  • 683. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, JoeyJonty wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on the fell "Barrow" next to Braithwaite village (Keswick) in Cumbria on 10th May 2009.

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  • 684. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, lottiebellebonnie wrote:

    We were walking our dogs on the beach at Sea Lane, Theddlethorpe, Lincs about 06.45am last Sunday and heard a cuckoo. There are lots of moths and caterpillars in the dunes - hopefully plenty of food for them.

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  • 685. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, smashingsquirtsmum wrote:

    Pro logis park nature reserve coventry, we have at least two cuckoos, they arrived at the end of April, beggining of May and they are lovely to hear.

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  • 686. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, andiymac wrote:

    I have heard Cuckoos in FOUR locations recently.

    1 x in Emery Down, New Forest on Sunday 24th May
    1 x in Pulborough, West Sussex 9th May
    1 x in Ashdown Forest , East Sussex on 16th May
    1 x in Midhurst, West Sussex on Saturday 2nd May

    Hope this of interest.
    Cheers
    Andy

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  • 687. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, k4champ wrote:

    I was out training this evening (28th May) and heard a Cuckoo close to the banks of the river Colne on the outskirts of Colchester.
    k4champ

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  • 688. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, nipper98 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on sunday 17th may (am) in the Witham valley in the parish of Canwick,Lincoln,Lincs,LN4 area.

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  • 689. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, mckenzja wrote:

    Been here at Four Lanes, Redruth, Cornwall since 2007 and heard and seen cuckoos every year so far. This year have heard two calling over each other and have seen them flying from tree to tree.

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  • 690. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, anniecoannieco wrote:

    i have been hearing a cuckoo for a week, near yoxford east suffolk.

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  • 691. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, tigerCarpmaster wrote:

    Heard and seen a cuckoo at Cleethorpes Country Park on Monday 25th May 2009

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  • 692. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, gizmogirltasha wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on 17th May at about 1pm whilst on a walk through the forest at the Forestry Commission Visitor Centre at Nant Yr Arian in Mid Wales. We also heard it again in the same place (same walk) on the 26th May at about 11am.

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  • 693. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, attachment wrote:

    Heard and saw a cuckoo over several days at approx 5.45 am from the 6th December on Featherstone, west yorkshire, Cricket Field. Went in to work and announced it on the first day that I heared it. Like the presenters, if this sound dissapears from the landscape it will be a sad day indeed.

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  • 694. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, sevencranes wrote:

    First of the year 2nd May at Station Marsh, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich
    One calling on south side of Hicking Broad, Norfolk, 5th May (again on north side 23rd May)
    One calling, Foxley Wood, Norfolk, 9th May
    One calling, Woodbastwick Marshes, Bure NNR, Norfolk, 14th May
    One seen, Wicken Fen, Cambs, 15th May

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  • 695. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, birdie362 wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo very close on the other side of a wooden wall, Isle of Seil, Argyll, during the morning of 14.5.09

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  • 696. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, PetaSH wrote:

    Lovely feature this evening about Cuckoos and sad news that they're on the decline in the UK. We have been listening to our 'local' cuckoo at Longslade in the New Forest since pretty much the start of May, not before. My husband has seen it; I only hear it pretty much every day when I'm walking the dog in the afternoon. I hear it around there every year.

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  • 697. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, jeffsudds wrote:

    Last heard Cuckoo in woodland near Wansfell at Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria on 24 May. We live in Ambleside and hear it every year.

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  • 698. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, migane wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo on 21 May, and for several days afterwards at Carlton, Stockton on Tees, TS21 1EG

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  • 699. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, thunderousspindrift wrote:

    Heard a Cuckoo at Bishops Wood between Biggin and Selby North Yorks at 4am on May 3rd 09

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  • 700. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Keithron wrote:

    We have heard the Cuckoo in Clumber Park, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire two weeks ago and last week we heard the Cuckoo at Saltfleet Caravan Park near Mabblethorpe in Licolnshire.

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  • 701. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, aligail wrote:

    I've heard the cuckoo almost every day for the last 3 weeks on Plumstone Rocks near Hayscastle in Pembrokeshire.

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  • 702. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, artisticChrish wrote:

    I heard my first cuckoo this year on 27 May near Bourne Lincolnshire. This one appeared to be in my garden when normally they are in the woods near Bourne

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  • 703. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, TheBirdFamily wrote:

    Cuckoo heard in field opposite in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

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  • 704. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, harebrain wrote:

    we first heard a cuckoo at Achachork, Portree, Isle of Skye on Sunday 19th April this year. We have more than one bird locally and we hear them calling every day, often very close to the house. We can often see one sitting at the top of one of the pine trees behind the house. One evening last week we saw 2 birds flying above the trees to the side of the house, calling as they did so.

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  • 705. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, spiritsource wrote:

    heard my first cuckoo of the year close to glanvilles Wootton dorset over the spring bank hols weekend

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  • 706. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Recycled_teenager wrote:

    Have heard Cuckoo since late April at Stanwick Lakes, Northamptonshire between 08:00 and 12:00. One flew overhead.

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  • 707. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, geolimegreeny wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo today, for the first time this year, in Swithland Woods, Leicestershire at about 11am

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  • 708. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Paul wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo in the woods around Guildford on 3rd May, my first ever.

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  • 709. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, oraclepaula wrote:

    I hear cuckoos almost every day here in Upper Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire. I have been hearing them for the last two to three weeks. It is quite normal to hear them every year. (Lucky aren't I?)

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  • 710. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, browncuckoo3 wrote:

    hello i can get two cuckoos bout a yard from me by copying their call i see them daily at eastmoor near swaffham in norfolk and two at gooderstone water gardens near swaffham.from gary in beachamwell near swaffham

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  • 711. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, charlie1960 wrote:

    Heard one last year and again this in the wood on a local golf course around early May. Gainsborogh Lincs

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  • 712. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, wildPoacher wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo this morning (28th May) at 4-30am in the Marbury Country Park - Northwich - Cheshire.

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  • 713. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, jillybrown wrote:

    We heard cuckoo while out walking on Monday 25th May at Barry Buddon, Angus

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  • 714. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, truckersluck wrote:

    Hi we heard a cuckoo on weds 27 may at about 5 pm at ferry meddows in peterborough when we was in one of the bird hides.....

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  • 715. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, thegilliebean wrote:

    Have seen a cuckoo fly across our path and heard either this one or another cuckoo in the woods near Jubilee Mount on Chobham Common, Surrey on last Sunday 24th May. Did also hear one the previous Sunday 17th May, same area. Thought it very special at the time.... especially seeing it too!

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  • 716. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, frogandlisa wrote:

    Pair of cuckoos, Walthamstow Marshes, May 10th.

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  • 717. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, gwyn03 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on 24/05/2009, near the town of Pontardawe, South Wales.

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  • 718. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Gofer wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo at Heybridge Basin, Essex about mid morning end of 1st week in May but none since. This is around a reed warbler area and cuckoos are usually fairly common.

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  • 719. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, bushy-tailedcaroline wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo singing away at Mountain Ash South Wales 17/05/2009 behind my house on the mountain

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  • 720. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Meli43 wrote:

    Oxfordshire/Bucks border - Grebe lake at the back of my house. At least 2 cuckoos heard in late April.

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  • 721. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, milngaviejackdaw wrote:

    Just had a great camping trip with all the family in Glengoulandie Country Park
    Foss, Nr. Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5NL between Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy, 22-25 May. Heard a cuckoo every day and finally saw it of the final day. GREAT!

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  • 722. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, nikmcevoy wrote:

    My dad heard a cuckoo where he works at whixley in north yorkshrie last week. 21/05/09.

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  • 723. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, lntef00 wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo today 28/05/09 at a fishing lake in upshire,Essex.

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  • 724. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, TVCookWho wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on the second tee at Birch grove golf course near Colchester on Saturday 23rd May. If only I was as aware of my swing......

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  • 725. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, biomizza wrote:

    I heard one in Bedd Gelert North Wales on Sunday 24th May 2009.

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  • 726. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, greenDominoe wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on Sunday 24th May about 1430hrs at Crosshall Marina, St. Neots, Huntingdon, Cambs. The first this year.

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  • 727. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, lonsct wrote:

    Heard cuckoo distinctly when hill-walking in Glen Affric (near Affric Lodge) in Inverness-shire on 22nd May

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  • 728. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, DOGSBODDIES wrote:

    I heard 2 Cuckoo's while walking on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire, by the "Punch Bowl" on Sunday 24th May 2009 13:08.

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  • 729. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, ries2000uk wrote:

    i heard a cuckoo that lives near the bottom of my garden on the 20th of May in Sandwich, kent. this year it's a month later than usual!

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  • 730. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, briannockolds wrote:

    I first heard the cuckoo here on Dartmoor (where I live) near the River Taw on 21st of April and I have heard it every day since.

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  • 731. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, Bluebell_den wrote:

    We have heard a cuckoo in the back of the garden for the last three evenings around 7.30 pm.
    Region: Ampfield Romsey Hampshire

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  • 732. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, auntsally01 wrote:

    Kirby le Soken CO12 0DP. There are at least two cuckoos here in hedges near by the saltmarshes. The first time I heard one was the 1st May, and last week heard two answering each other. They have been here every year.

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  • 733. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, fireflyhummingbird wrote:

    Hello,

    We heard cuckoos from around May tenth at Lower Cator on the West Webburn near Widecombe-in-the-Moor on Dartmoor, we saw a cuckoo in a tree on Rowden Ball on Dartmoor near Wistman's Wood.

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  • 734. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, lilifachwen wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo about two weeks ago in the woods opposite my home in Mynydd Cerrig, Carmarthenshire, the cuckoo is a regular visitor to the area.

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  • 735. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, gagsjones wrote:

    I was running in a multi-terrain race on May 17th and as we dropped off the trig. point on Machen mountain above the Sirhowy Country Park just north of Newport and ran below some woods, we could plainly hear the cuckoo above us

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  • 736. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, FinFerNan wrote:

    My partner Sally, heard a Cuckoo on 1st October 2009 near Braggs Farm Lane, Tidbury Green, Solihull.

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  • 737. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, fleekennel wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo In Sittingbourne, Kent - near Milton Creek (and right by a big industrial estate!). This was on Saturday 23rd May at around 3pm.

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  • 738. At 8:43pm on 28 May 2009, landcapers wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo at the beginning of May in Newbury Berkshire.

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  • 739. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, lifeSN223 wrote:

    I have head the cuckoo on Saturday the 23/05/09 at Fen Dryton Lakes and in Fowlmere on the 24/05/09 both locations are RSPB and in Cambridgeshire

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  • 740. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, Flittons126 wrote:

    We have heard the cuckoo at 3 separate locations this year: Wicken Fen - on Sunday 24th May, Oakington village (Cambridge)- on 12th May, and Fowlmere Nature Resrve (Nr Royston, Herts)- on Sunday 17th May

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  • 741. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, attachment wrote:

    Heard and saw a cuckoo over several days at approx 5.45 am from the 6th May at Featherstone, west yorkshire, Cricket Field. Went in to work and announced it on the first day that I heared it. Like the presenters, if this sound dissapears from the landscape it will be a sad day indeed.

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  • 742. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, selwyn-smith wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on the 20th April, in some woods at Leigh near Reigate Surrey.

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  • 743. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, Jeannie wrote:

    I have heard the cuckoo twice this year.
    1. In Harewood Forest, between Andover and Wherwell in Hampshire. 7th May 2009
    2. On the northern boundary of Hampshire Golf Club on the outskirts of Andover. Also sighted. 25th May 2009.

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  • 744. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, dataLaurax wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo on the morning of the 16th May at my parents house near Melton Constable, North Norfolk. Beautiful sound!

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  • 745. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, Stainfield wrote:

    Have heard a cuckoo every day this week in the woods adjacent to us in Stainfield, 10 Miles East of Lincoln

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  • 746. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, kennethdavies wrote:

    Heard, but not seen cuckoo near Errwood Reservior, Goyt Valley Derbyshire on 25/05/09. This is the first time this year, we live in Chelford in Cheshire and haven't heard one for about three years.

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  • 747. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, doigys wrote:

    While I have been playing golf at dunkeld(Scotland) I have been hearing a cuckoo singing (25th May).We are also lucky enough to have the ospreys flying over head from the Loch of the Lowes

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  • 748. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, Welsh_Jaffa_Cat wrote:

    While fishing on the Alwen Reservoir there were 2 cuckoos calling, 1 to the South within the Alwen forest and the other 1 was North within the Alwen forest.

    More information - Grid Ref: 956530 (OS 50,000:1 No 116 Denbigh & Colwyn Bay)

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  • 749. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, GKbirder wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo a few days ago on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2009 at Exton, near Oakham in Rutland. We followed it for a while and when we reached the edge of the woods, we saw it fly off into the distance. Wonderful sound!

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  • 750. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, pilch9 wrote:

    I heard (and saw) a cuckoo at Woodbury Common (Devon) on several occasions, for example on 2nd and 9th May ... at precisely the same location so assumed to be the same bird.

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  • 751. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, barncrofter wrote:

    I have seen and heard at least two cuckoos today.One of which is calling at this very moment.Their habitat locally is hethland with sparse covering of trees.

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  • 752. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, peejay50 wrote:

    I HEARD A CUCKOO YESTERDAY AT ABOUT 7.00am IN COLNE ENGAINE ESSEX. MY HUSBAND SAID HE HAD HEARD IT ALSO WHEN HE WENT TO WORK AT 5.45AM
    FROM PEEJAY50

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  • 753. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, nicgaze wrote:

    On the 2nd May i heard a cuckoo in my garden.(Magpie Green,Wortham,Suffolk}

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  • 754. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, bannbino wrote:

    We heard a Cuckoo whilst out walking near Linton in Kent. It was a while back though, on 25th April. Didn't see him - forgot my binocs!!

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  • 755. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, shipleybirder wrote:

    Saw a cuckoo in the car park of the now closed American Adventure theme park, adjacent to Shipley Country Park in Derbyshire on 26th April. He seemed to be just passing through. Haven't heard him since.

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  • 756. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, pipwillow wrote:

    we heard a cuckoo on saturday 23 may at llanmadoc hill, gower south wales at 6pm

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  • 757. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, john l wrote:

    im happy to say that i heard and saw one, while walking my dog on the evening of 23rd may at the ferry end of felixstowe, suffolk.

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  • 758. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, colinedwards4 wrote:

    saw cuckoo at tring reservoirs at marsworth herts today 28/5/09 at 0700 am heather edwards

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  • 759. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, oceangirl79 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo outside my flat in Sheffield in mid-May. I'm not sure if it is nesting nearby or just passing through.

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  • 760. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, thunderouswillow wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo last week over several mornings
    near Alton, Hampshire

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  • 761. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, allhenwise wrote:

    I live near Horsham West Sussex and have heard the cookoo from very early May. We are surrounded by woodland and I can't remember a year when we haven't heard them.

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  • 762. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, bramble2frog wrote:

    I have heard Cuckoo's in several places this year

    May 20th - In Co Durham, (East Loupes)near Battlehill firing range, could have been earlier but i hadn't been round for a bit.

    May 15th - Halam, Newark, Notts

    May 27th - Dales Centre, Stanhope

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  • 763. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, amwelljulia wrote:

    We have lived in Great Amwell near Stanstead Abbots in Hertfordshire for 20 years. Every spring, we wait for the cuckoo and they are certainly here again this spring but a little later early May a opposed to April.

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  • 764. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, McCombes wrote:

    Hi we heard a cuckoo last weekend (24th May) in Glen Esk on the path up to Queenswell, at the foot of Mount Keen, Cairngorms. We also heard one last year in the Trossachs at the foot of Ben Lendi same sort of time of year.

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  • 765. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, trakkerdillo wrote:

    seen a cuckoo on 8 may while fishing in sturminster marshall dorset ive been fishing that venue for many years and regulary hear and see them every year about the same time

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  • 766. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, SaraTav1 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on Monday 25th May 2009 at about 11:00, on meadow land near Marden Hill, Hertfordshire.

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  • 767. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, sandj0153 wrote:

    At least 2 cuckoos at Higham Ferrers lakes (old gravel pits) in Northamptonshire. Heard most days when walking in the area over the last 3 to 4 weeks.

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  • 768. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, BOSUN2009 wrote:

    hEARD A CUCKOO FROM CASTLERIGG CARAVAN SITE NEAR KESWICK, CUMBRIA LAST WEK. wED 20TH mAY. ITS A LONG TIME SINCE I HEARD ONE.

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  • 769. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, mister2808 wrote:

    heard a cuckoo on Thursday 21st May in Cowley, nr Cheltenham at about 1pm

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  • 770. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, jackri wrote:

    Hi, Fortunate enough to be listening to one right now. Also heard late at night which seemed strange, this was last week (mid May). First heard late April, also seen May week 1. Hear at least 2 cuckoos each evening in woods on Marlborough downs, Wiltshire.
    Bit off topic, Muntjacs are rife at the moment, saw 2 (mother & fawn) on Friday evening (dusk) frolicking & jumping around on all fours while sharing (yes sharing!) the same space with a young fox! Very brave...

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  • 771. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, civicbabe wrote:

    i heard a cuckoo at wells next the sea last sunday

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  • 772. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, domvalente wrote:

    On the 10th of May I was painting a weather vane in Shenley in Hertfordshire and heard a cuckoo a week later I was back working at the same house and heard it again, the owners of this house have a huge ducks pond with mallards and mandarins breeding, they encourage all kinds of wildlife and I have seen more different birds than anywhere before.

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  • 773. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, ISLAYLINDALOO wrote:

    CUCKOO HEARD IN ISLAY FOR SEVERAL DAYS ROUND 30 APRIL, NEAR DUNLOSSIT CASTLE

    ALSO HEARD AT LEAST TWO CUCKOOS IN CENTRAL BRITTANY FRANCE 18 MAY

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  • 774. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, floorstar wrote:

    On the heath by Burley village in the new forest last Wednesday evening, one flying and two others calling, unless it can throw its voice that is! in which it may ony have been one

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  • 775. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, T68teen wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on the 3rd of May at Elan Valley, Mid-Wales whilst on a Dawn Chorus Walk.
    We heard and saw a male and female at Tylcau Hill Nature Reserve near Llanbister in Radnorshire, Mid-Wales on the 9th May. This is a new Radnorshire Wildlife Trust Reserve and we saw this on a walk establishing just what wildlife the reserve supports.

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  • 776. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, pgjpupton wrote:

    We heard two cuckoos on 22nd March at Keyhaven near Milford on Sea Hampshire, and again about a week later

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  • 777. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, helenpoole wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on 13th April 2009 whilst on a walk at Wisborough Green in West Sussex. We also saw a yellow hammer.

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  • 778. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, lisaandmark wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo just last night (27th May) we live in Boxted in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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  • 779. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, capricornYummyMummy5 wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo at Northward Hill RSPB Reserve today - nr Hoo, Kent. It really is a lovely place to visit, the kids love it there.

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  • 780. At 8:44pm on 28 May 2009, ColandJane wrote:

    I heard the Cuckoo very close by say within 100metres in a small south facing valley off the Dovey Estuary in Wales 7th May.

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  • 781. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, shortyshort66 wrote:

    I heard 2 cuckoos on May 19th at the RSPB centre, Loch Garten & Boat of Garten, Scotland.
    I live in Puriton, Somerset and have not heard a cuckoo here for the last 2 years - What a worry?
    Sharon Short

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  • 782. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, magnificentAnniemac wrote:

    Have heard a cuckoo for last two weeks almost on a daily basis just off Lingdale Golf Course, Leicestershire LE12.

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  • 783. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, gerrythegoldfinch wrote:

    A Cuckoo has been in the woods at Pike Hills golf club, on the outskirts of York, since the beggining of May. I have heard at least one at this location every year over the past 15 years.

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  • 784. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, remarkableWiseOwl wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo actually on the Cuckoo cycle trail near Hailsham in West Sussex on 14 May and then another one near Henfield on 26 May, both in the late afternoon. First time for yonks in the UK though we did hear them regularly in Spring in Wadi Dana nature reserve in Jordan at the very top of the Rift Valley . They were presumably on their way back to the UK after the winter in Africa. It was wonderful to think that they were on their way 'home' whilst we stayed on!

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  • 785. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, timkaj wrote:

    We've heard a cuckoo everyday this week and I can hear him now He's been calling all day a.m. and p. m. 28th May CF91 9NT Deri South Wales

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  • 786. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, dianecwilson wrote:

    I heard and saw a cuckoo today in my garden. I have heard them everyday since 19th April. I live in Ulting in Essex. CM9 6QT

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  • 787. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, barwickblog wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo at Colemere near Ellesmere in shropshire whilst walking my dog, It sang non stop all the time i was there, about an hour

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  • 788. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, philrazer56 wrote:

    When: 20th May 2009 Where: Crynant 6 miles North of Neath West Glamorgan South Wales a pair of Cuckoos in open woodland above Crynant Village.

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  • 789. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, motherducky wrote:

    I live in South Mundham near Chichester West Sussex, about 200 metres from Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve.We have had a very vocal cuckoo for several weeks. This morning I followed the sound with my eyes and saw two cuckoos flying over a hawthorn hedge, one was clearly pursuing the other.

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  • 790. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, yoffy2909 wrote:

    Hi, I live on the hampshire/berkshire borders near to pamber forest. I first heard the cuckoo on the 19th April (I only remember because it was my sister-in-law's birthday!) Anyway, I heard them on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend. 4am on the Saturday, my 5mth old son probably woke it up! :-)

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  • 791. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, Paul F wrote:

    I have seen two cuckoos so far this year - the first at Writtle in Essex on the 2nd of May and the other at Flatford on the Essex/Suffolk border on the 20th of May.

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  • 792. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, luckyseniorgolfer wrote:

    I heard and saw a cuckoo on 25 May at Waldringfield in Suffolk

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  • 793. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, birdiebickers wrote:

    I live in a village called duncton west sussex just at the foot of the downs. About two weeks ago i was walking my dog, (not a poodle by the way) when i heard my first cuckoo this year. Unfortunately i have not heard it since. The place is just across the road from me called lavington common. I was more successful last year as not only did i hear a cuckoo but i observed it fairly close on several occasions. The best bit though came a few weeks later when perched on a wire opposite my house i saw a juvenile cuckoo which was a first for me. Let's hope the same happens this year. I'll keep listening and let you know if it returns.

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  • 794. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, peacepalm wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo at Castell Dinas, Pengenffordd, South Wales on Tuesday 26 May. Also at St. Mellons, South Wales on Sunday 25 May and at Craig Cerrig-gleisiad on Sunday 25 May. South Wales seems to be doing ok for cuckoos which is wonderful!

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  • 795. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, fastwellers wrote:

    We have heard the cuckoo here in Sutton on Sea Linconshire, many many times this year, as we have in previous years. I first heard the cuckoo here around the 2nd May.

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  • 796. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, david_000 wrote:

    25th 26th 27th & 28th May we heard the cuckoo with the dawn chorus and late afternoon on our campsite at Wimborne Dorset - a very welcome sound even early in the morning!!!!.

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  • 797. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, smilingsupernizzy wrote:

    Although I didn't see it, I heard a cuckoo this morning at our rural home near Straiton, South Ayrshire, Scotland. We are surrounded by trees and see a wide variety of birds daily but have never heard a cuckoo here before. Unmistakable and lovely !

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  • 798. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, Boodles47 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo when visiting my daughter in Caversham, Berks. It was at the beginning of May and in the early morning around 6am. I haven't heard one for years. I come from Scotland and it used to be a regular occurance to hear a cuckoo in the Pentland Hills by the T Woods. I can't remember the last time I heard one so it was so lovely to hear one in Caversham. Sadly my daughter and family didn't hear it - too early in the morning! My daughter has never heard one and was very excited to think there was one locally, at least on that early morning in May.

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  • 799. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, DTDan92 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Blaengarw (Near Bridgend) last Thursday (21.05.09)

    It was the first time I have heard a cuckoo in the valley where I live in over 5 Years

    It was good to hear it again :)

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  • 800. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, MargaretEJ wrote:

    We heard the cuckoo in Abergwyngregyn Gwynedd North Wales and it sings daily.

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  • 801. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, JoNash18 wrote:

    My family have heard a cukoo 3 times over the last 2 weeks from the 14th of May.
    We live LE67 5UZ.
    great show guys
    xx

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  • 802. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, taxibird wrote:

    i heard a cuckoo at the end of april at my golf course The Hertfordshire in broxbourne herts

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  • 803. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, GardenMentor wrote:

    I posted a message on the Messageboards this morning about hearing my first Cuckoo of Spring this year. I suspect you've already read that post as I noticed a Red Pin in Nottingham on the Map tonight :)

    But, for the record; heard 5:50am today, location; Wilford Village, on the outskirts of the City of Nottingham. ;)

    Kev J Nottingham.

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  • 804. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, cambscouerdelion wrote:

    First cuckoo 2 weeks ago in Hilton (nr St Ives - the Cambridge one!) and again on 18 May at Paxton Pits nature reserve (nr St Neots). No more hearings (or sightings) since.

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  • 805. At 8:45pm on 28 May 2009, sirBAnderson wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on 10th May on the Copped Hall Estate, just north of Epping Forest, Essex.

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  • 806. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, FRBAMO wrote:

    The first time I heard the Cuckoo this year was 7:30 am on 19th April(In Derbyshire). I have spotted it numerous times since, the latest was yesterday when it passed straight over us whilst we were on the garden. I would say it arrived early this year than in previous years. As I am writing this, I can hear its call from over the fields.

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  • 807. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, jackieashton wrote:

    I've been hearing cuckoos since early May....perhaps the same one. Heard it about an hour or so ago....Ashton Wold...near Oundle, Northants. I hear them every year but perhaps a little later this year.

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  • 808. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, HoadlyM wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo (the first time that I can remember) on Sunday 24th May approximately 3pm in Hookwood, the far end of Grub Lane, Lympsfield, Surrey.

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  • 809. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, fredandmum wrote:

    heard our first cuckoo this year on easter sunday In the New forest near Gods hill. Hear lots of them here in Downton, wiltshire, and we have a cuckoo fair every year.

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  • 810. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, coggers58 wrote:

    I heard my 1st cuckoo on 10th May in Sea Palling Norfolk. We usually have a small flock (up 6 birds) in the Marrams, above the beach. This has not been seen this year, as yet?? also heard a cuckoo in lessingham in May, this is only 2 miles from sea palling.

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  • 811. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, PeteBethge wrote:

    My wife and I have heard and seen a Cuckoo on more than one occasion at Creeksea, which is near Burnham on Crouch, Essex during the weekend of 23rd & 24th May 2009 - I heard it and also saw it flying from one location to another about half amile away on both days....a lovely sight and sound - it will be sad if they disappear from our countryside.

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  • 812. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, Webbfamily wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo for the first time this morning around 8am. I live at Brooksend near Birchington-on-sea in Kent. Was a lovely sound to wake up to.

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  • 813. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, dajan6 wrote:

    We have heard & seen a cuckoo from our home in Kensaleyre, Portree, Isle of Skye week commencing 11th May, but my husband had heard one prior to this (not sure of date).
    Also we've heard one at Braes, Portree, Isle of Skye on Monday 25th May

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  • 814. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, RaptorFan wrote:

    I heard the first cuckoo of the spring calling from the area of Culver Croft Bank/Cooden Beach golf course close to the sea at Norman's Bay in East Sussex on 22nd April 2009 (map reference TQ696060)

    My second cuckoo was seen and heard calling from a telephone wire on the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in East Sussex on Sunday 26th April 2009.

    Finally, I awoke to the sound of a cuckoo calling from fields adjacent to Holt Lane, Tangley, Hampshire last Sunday 24th May 2009. This is an AONB on the North Hampshire Downs.

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  • 815. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, jackri wrote:

    Hi, Fortunate enough to be listening to one right now. Also heard late at night which seemed strange, this was last week (mid May). First heard late April, also seen May week 1. Hear at least 2 cuckoos each evening in woods on Marlborough downs, Wiltshire.
    Bit off topic, Muntjacs are rife at the moment, saw 2 (mother & fawn) on Friday evening (dusk) frolicking & jumping around on all fours while sharing (yes sharing!) the same clearing with a young fox! Very brave...

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  • 816. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, royalpurple1spud wrote:

    My husband heard a cuckoo at 3.30pm in our garden in Malborough, South Devon. It was really exciting and I couldn't wait to tell you.

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  • 817. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, ronita wrote:

    We heard a Cuckoo on Monday morning of this week at about 8o'clock.I had previously heard one about 10 days ago in the early hours of the morning.This is in the OX14 area of Oxfordshire.

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  • 818. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, greyfortlady wrote:

    My husband and I heard a cuckoo calling yesterday (May 27th) in Corpach, Fort William and again in Glen Loy (near Spean Bridge, Fort William) on May 10th. (Had noticed that they were not as evident this year as they had been in previous years.) Can't give other precise dates, but since the end of April we've heard the cuckoo calling in the woods just near where we live in Corpach, on quite a number of occasions.

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  • 819. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, boblon51 wrote:

    I hear a cuckoo every day and have done so for the past couple of weeks around my home near Morpeth in Northumberland.Have only seen it once as it flew over my garden so don't know if there is more than one.
    As an aside, the woodpecker (greater spotted) is now a regular visitor unlike previous years and for the first time ever we have had several visits over the past week of a nuthatch.

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  • 820. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, clareem wrote:

    I first heard a cuckoo in the orchard opposite my house in West Malling Kent a couple of weeks ago. I've seen what I think is a fledgling sitting on a branch being fed by a smaller bird - it looked like it was being fed by a starling but I understand its common for them to be in sparrows nests and we have hundreds of hedge sparrows.

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  • 821. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, farmerboyle wrote:

    i heard my cuckoo at the bottom ofCadair Idris on the Dolgellau side North Wales

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  • 822. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, superdino123 wrote:

    live in bayford herfordshire and we have heard a cuckoo and seen it everyday since early april and this is the second year on the trot

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  • 823. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, abraham wrote:

    Saw two cuckoos and heard a third today on the Braulein estate up Strathfarrar in Inverness-shire. Also saw one on the Lochbuie road about two miles north of Bonar Bridge in Sutherland yesterday. Cheers

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  • 824. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, newinnfan wrote:

    cuckoo(S) seen and heard May 2008 & 2009 at Rhondda Golf Club,South Wales, U.K.

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  • 825. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, stevennic wrote:

    we have heard a cuckoo in orwell country park in ipswich suffolk about three weeks ago ..we heard it nearly every night for three weeks,,

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  • 826. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, happyessexcath wrote:

    I heard my first at Silver End near Braintree in Essex on April 9th, a week later than the year before. I've heard two others near Colchester at the beginning of this month, one away in the distance and the other just alonside me in the woods at Wivenhoe. It never seems like Spring to me unless i've heard one!

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  • 827. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, redstar wrote:

    When I walk to work in the mornings in Hastings (TN38 9QR) I pass through 200yds of woods. Most mornings there is a cuckoo hooting and a lovely lady who puts food down for the birds. She informs me that the cuckoo will not feed until she is at a certain distance away. I keep telling her that the birds will be too fat to fly if she continues feeding them :-)

    this has been happening for at least the last 3 weeks

    3 bluetits fledged in our box last week :-)

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  • 828. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, blue-eyedEstelle wrote:

    On 21st May my husband and I heard two cuckoos in Bunwell, Norfolk.

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  • 829. At 8:46pm on 28 May 2009, itrenor wrote:

    28 may heard 3 coukoos one at Brandon Sufolk one at Lakenheath and one at Weeting

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  • 830. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, delilahmoses wrote:

    We have not heard a cuckoo for three years on our farm near Mynydd Bodafon, Anglesey - until this morning! The cuckoo was calling constantly for about 45 minutes, and was in the wood near the house. I even managed to record its call on my mobile, although it is quite faint.

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  • 831. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, tweetingsparrow wrote:

    Hi

    Heard a cuckoo here in leighton buzzard,bedfordshire on 25/05/09

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  • 832. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, witters5 wrote:

    While on the river near Lakenheath Station in Suffolk on 25th May at around 14:00 we heard then saw a cuckoo.

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  • 833. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, fumeo1 wrote:

    I hear a cuckoo every morning at 5.30am from my Oak Tree in the front garden. I am not sure whether it is nesting or just using the tree as a roost as I have never seen it. I live in West Sussex in a tiny little village and hear cuckoo's in the wood in the village too.

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  • 834. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, HannahGreenwood123 wrote:

    I have been luckey enough to hear a Cuckoo each evening for the past 2 weeks. The last time I heard it was 26th May. Perranporth Cornwall

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  • 835. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, Ellienjake wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo at Byford near Hereford April 20th `09, and another at Bagworth , Leicestershire on 4th May `09

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  • 836. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, flutenick wrote:

    I had heard a cuckoo followed by a rare sighting of the same bird flying from the top of a deer fence post
    Monday 11th May Glen sannox Isle of Arran approx 10am
    Another Cuckoo heard following Monday 18th May same area as above
    Hope this helps Nick

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  • 837. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, robertlittle wrote:

    i heard a cuckoo next to the jubilee river(the dorney wetlands) between maidenhead and slough monday 25th may

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  • 838. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, Hilibits wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo near Torness (near Inverness) on Friday 22nd May 2009 whilst on Holiday. 1st we've heard in 4 years.

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  • 839. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, JUNEDC wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo while on holiday at Gairlochy nr Speanbridge, Scotland on 14 May 2009 about 11:30am in woodland.

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  • 840. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, Silverdish wrote:

    Stayed in Newchurch,Romney Marsh last week..Saw and heard cuckoo everyday... in fact we were on a campsite with our caravan and the cuckoo sat on a power line watching my husband putting up our awning.

    Great views using scope... also....saw Red kite near isle of Grain about 18th May.... first time in that area ? close enough to ID 100%
    without glasses sooo exciting .

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  • 841. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, Donbirdman2 wrote:

    I first heard the Cuckoo April 23rd in the Chignal area of Chelmsford Essex. The second time was in Danbury Essex near Lingwood common on May 27th.

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  • 842. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, tonywardley wrote:

    CUCKOO TURNS UP EVERY YEAR IN NORTHAW HERTS,EVEN MADE A NOTE OF THE DATES. 2005 APRIL 10TH,2006 APRIL 14TH 2007 APRIL 16TH
    2008 APRIL 14TH 2009 APRIL 13TH

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  • 843. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, Suzimonks wrote:

    I hear at least one cuckoo almost every day when I am out walking with my dogs. I live 6 miles north from Aboyne Aberdeenshire. Started hearing them 2 weeks ago. They make me smile...

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  • 844. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, realmerrybear wrote:

    We had a cuckoo fly over our heads in Plumstead Green, North Norfolk last Bank Holiday afternoon. We have head him before but for only a couple of times in the previous week. He seems to have a huge territory.
    Has anyone ever filmed a cuckoo babbling? The one last Monday babbled between cuckoos as he went over and we have watched one in Hertfordshire several years ago which was getting his cuckoos and babbles really mixed up towards the end of the season.

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  • 845. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, SlowRower wrote:

    I'm listening to a Cukcoo in the Stapleton area south of Shrewsbury whilst watching Springwatch.

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  • 846. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, thunderousspindrift wrote:

    Heard a Cuckoo at Bishops Wood between Biggin and Selby North Yorks at 4am on May 3rd

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  • 847. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, marshtow wrote:

    WE HERED A CUCKOO ON MAY 11TH IN NORTH YORKSHIRE DALES MID SWALEDALE AT REETH. WE ALSO SAW A CUCKOO AND GOT SOME PHOTOS THE SAME DALE LAST YEAR 2008. THEY ARE A LOVELY LOOKING BIRD & WE WOULD MISS THEM IF THEY DISAPPERED.

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  • 848. At 8:47pm on 28 May 2009, jo37hn wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo about 3 weeks ago when I was at the Arundel WWT site,where I am a member.

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  • 849. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, keewert wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on the River Allen, near Gwarnick, Truro, Cornwall in late April. I only heard it once but that is the first time for several years.
    I also heard a cuckoo and tracked it down until I saw it, on Perran Dunes near Perranporth,Cornwall. It was a great thrill to see it. I heard it in the same week that I heard the one above.
    Keewert

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  • 850. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, angelskybluepink wrote:

    I live in a small in huntingdon. I have always heared cuckoo's here for the last 22yrs. Normally in May . last week w/c 18th MY 09 I head my first cuckoo of the year whilst out walking my dogs.

    last night i actually saw it sitting on the telegraph pole singing its heart out.Its been there every night so far since last week.

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  • 851. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, priamspi wrote:

    At primary school in 1971 the class techer stopped the class to listen to a cuckoo. It was the firts I had every heard. Since then, the sound of the cuckoo has seemed to be absent. HOWEVER, over the past three years I have regularly heard cuckoos (although have never seen any). I have lived in Surrey, near Godalming, for 12 years, and am surrounded by woodland. I have heard cuckoos nearly every day for the past three or four days.
    And on Monday I was near Winkworth Arboretum in the garden of a friend, and there was the constant very loud call of cuckoos.
    So I'm suprised to hear that numbers are thought to be declining. From my experience I am hearing more frequent cuckoo calls, and the calls are much louder, so I assume they are somewhere in local woodland.

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  • 852. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, electricmicrobe wrote:

    Good Evening everyone, I live just south of Norwich in the glorious Tas Valley and on the 23/24 May I heard a cuckoo calling at almost the same time each evening, 7.30-8.00pm. The first occasion it must have lasted for around 20-25 minutes-simply beautiful!

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  • 853. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, brianbostock wrote:

    On the 2/4/2009 i was filling my kettle at the kitchen sink as i heard a cuckoo shout and i looked up at the electric pole in the field outside of my house and spotted it sat there, the cuckoo is a regular visitor to the fields were i live at Thornley county Durham keep the good work up kind reguards Brian.

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  • 854. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, speciallady13 wrote:

    I heard the Cuckoo at Stoke D'abernon in Surrey on the river mole on 14th May 2009 and I also saw two Hobbies.

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  • 855. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, brianbostock wrote:

    On the 2/4/2009 i was filling my kettle at the kitchen sink as i heard a cuckoo shout and i looked up at the electric pole in the field outside of my house and spotted it sat there, the cuckoo is a regular visitor to the fields were i live at Thornley county Durham keep the good work up king reguards Brian.

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  • 856. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, miloroly wrote:

    I live in Bentley on the Hants/surrey border and heard my first cuckoo of the year on April 15th this year, about 10 days earlier than usual! I hear, and often see, at least one every morning when I'm out walking my dogs (about 6.30am)and have managed to identify at least 3 different birds calling at any one time. One of the birds has a very distinct and rather hoarse call and I wonder how that might affect his chances with the females.

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  • 857. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, alunlinda wrote:

    Saw and heard one cuckoo approx 1 mile east of Ardingly in East Sussex.

    Saw and heard two cuckoos together approx two miles north of Nutley in East Sussex, in the Ashdown forest.

    Both of these were in the last two weeks.

    First cuckoo we heard this year was in Handcross in West Sussex in April - didn't see this one.

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  • 858. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, marinecoastwalker wrote:

    Heard cuckoo twice in two separate areas of North Wales.
    20/05/09 Heard cuckoo several times in the vicinity of Moel Siabod/
    Dolwyddelan at approx. 11.0.am.

    23/05/09. Heard cuckoo several times in the vicinity of South Stack,
    near Holyhead at approx. 12.30pm

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  • 859. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, SteveyBlunder wrote:

    Cookoos heard at campsite in lochranza, Arran, on 24th and 25th may 2009.

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  • 860. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, jackri wrote:

    Hi, Fortunate enough to be listening to one right now. Also heard late at night which seemed strange, this was last week (mid May). First heard late April, also seen May week 1. Hear at least 2 cuckoos each evening in woods on Marlborough downs, Wiltshire.
    Bit off topic, Muntjacs are rife at the moment, saw 2 (mother & fawn) on Friday evening (dusk) frolicking & jumping around on all fours while sharing (yes sharing!) the same clearing with a young fox! All while drinking ales in a friend's garden. Very nice...

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  • 861. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, LockhartH wrote:

    I've been lucky enough to have several cuckoo encounters over the last few weeks, in a couple of parts of the country. Dates are from memory and may be out by a day or two. Birds were only heard unless specified otherwise.

    26/4/09 RSPB Lakenheath Fen, NW Suffolk (actually seen)
    04/5/09 Near Tombae south of Dufftown, Speyside
    05/5/09 Upper Findhorn Valley (15-20 miles S of Inverness)
    05/5/09 Lochindorb, north of Granton on Spey, Speyside
    06/5/09 Between Dufftown and Craigellachie, Speyside
    16/5/09 RSPB Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
    22/5/09 About 2 miles SE of Stirtloe, Cambridgeshire
    23/5/09 RSPB Rye Meads, Hertfordshire
    23/5/09 Amwell Nature Reserve, Herts

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  • 862. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, jawilse wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo last week during an evening walk at Two Tree Island Nature Reserve in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex. I had also heard it a couple of weeks previous to this in the same place but as yet have not been lucky enough to see one.

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  • 863. At 8:48pm on 28 May 2009, hillierjoker wrote:

    i heard a cuckoo at cosgrove park in milton keynes while camping, it was at 4.10 in the morning and in the evenings, it was the weekend of the 1st of may.

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  • 864. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, babetteantony wrote:

    I heard and then saw a cuckoo when walking my dog one morning in the second week of May and then a couple of days later whether it was the same one or another as i have heard two cuckooing at the same time. I have heard them every morning since. This is a regular spring event for me. Canewdon in Essex has quite wide variety of birds thankfully.

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  • 865. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, psjblogger wrote:

    13th May 2009 Saw, heard and took photo of Cuckoo in trees at Holme dunes, near hunstanton in Norfolk

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  • 866. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, quiteAnnie wrote:

    I live in Atherton near Wigan Lancashire,we have a lot of trees on the estate here and ive seen and heard cuckoos for years ,usualy they sit on our chimmney,dident know they where endangered,
    Ann

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  • 867. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, Idav-Shecko wrote:

    I hear a cuckoo every hour in my living room!! :) I only ever see it for a few seconds tho. In Newport Road Middlesbrough!

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  • 868. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, angelskybluepink wrote:

    I live in a small in huntingdon. I have always heared cuckoo's here for the last 22yrs. Normally in May . last week w/c 18th MY 09 I head my first cuckoo of the year whilst out walking my dogs.

    last night i actually saw it sitting on the telegraph pole singing or should the be cuckooing its heart out.Its been there every night so far since last week.

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  • 869. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, 2wrennies wrote:

    TL 2663 2715
    26th May

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  • 870. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, luvlioctopus wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo this very morning while walking my dogs around Earlswood lakes near solihull, west midlands. I probably wouldnt notice it normally as there are all sorts of bird sounds, woodpeckers etc - amazing coincidence I thought that I should hear one this morning after they were mentioned last night on springwatch!

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  • 871. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, Meli43 wrote:

    Oxfordshire/Bucks border - Grebe lake at the back of my house. At least 2 cuckoos started in late April and heard every day since.

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  • 872. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, cambscouerdelion wrote:

    Have you heard a cuckoo? First cuckoo 2 weeks ago in Hilton (nr St Ives - the Cambridge one!) and again on 18 May at Paxton Pits nature reserve (nr St Neots). No more hearings (or sightings) since.

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  • 873. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, Carleystewart wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo this morning thurs 28th may on the south downs near Lewes in east Sussex

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  • 874. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, smflowers wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in the Drumnadrochit, Inverness-Shire area on 17th May.

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  • 875. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, andydunx wrote:

    My mum, wife and I saw and heard a cuckoo at approx.12.30pm on 24th May 2009.
    The location was near Grimspound on Dartmoor.
    Google Earth co-ordinates 50"37' 20.83" N
    3"49' 20.63" W
    Elevation 348m

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  • 876. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, doctordickymint wrote:

    1st Heard Cuckoo, 4/5/2007, 9/5/2008, 29/4/2009 all at Hollym, East Yorkshire

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  • 877. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, Ellienjake wrote:

    20th April , Byford , near Hereford, and another at Bagworth near Leicester on 4th May

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  • 878. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, Carolee wrote:

    I heard my first ever cuckoo during the morning of 4 May in Richmond Park, between Pembroke Lodge and Isabella Plantation.

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  • 879. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, Roley395 wrote:

    hi, heard a cuckoo three time so far, all in various spots around davidstow moor North cornwall, one today 28/05/09, one last sunday, and one about two weeks ago. hope this will help.

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  • 880. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, pwaddle wrote:

    I heard a Cuckoo toaday at Little Budworth Country Park in Cheshire.

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  • 881. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, windyGazzaw wrote:

    Hi, was hill walking up the side of Ben Vorlich on the edge of Loch Earn on the 9th of may and heard a cuckoo on either side of the valley.

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  • 882. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, iangaul wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo were i work in mill hill london,i have heard it every day this week,just wish i could see it.

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  • 883. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, wyrmat1 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on the 22nd may at Edmundbyers, Co Durham, a little later than normal and only the one so far in previouis years i normally see and hear a few more.

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  • 884. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, wombatfamily wrote:

    we heard a cuckoo at Brimham Rocks, nr Patteley Bridge, N.Yorks on sunday 17th may

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  • 885. At 8:49pm on 28 May 2009, spceic wrote:

    heard a cuckoo this evening, 28th May 2009, at Bysingwood near Faversham, Kent

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  • 886. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, Thorfinn wrote:

    Close Cuckoo Call at Budby Pumping Station Birklands Sherwood Forest 25th April. Heard there by Friends of Thynghowe Walkers on their annual walk also heard at the same site on the 26th April last year.

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  • 887. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, martinhaynes wrote:

    Dear Chris and kate,

    Each year we have hear cockoo's, the first this year was on the 15th April. Currently we have two (different pitch) calling from 3.30am keeping me awake!!

    South Woodham ferrers, Essex. (adjacent river crouch)

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  • 888. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, molecharmer wrote:

    Cuckoos were heard at St. John's Jerusalem, at Sutton-at-Hone on the 29th April. They are still to be heard in the area - says farmer Fred Ward

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  • 889. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, lifeSN223 wrote:

    I have heard the cuckoo on Saturday the 23/05/09 at Fen Dryton Lakes and in Fowlmere on the 24/05/09 both locations are RSPB and in Cambridgeshire

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  • 890. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, paige1979 wrote:

    Hi,
    I hear a cuckoo most times I walk my dog, at various location over Cannock Chase beaudesert old park pits. I ve heard it but didnt take much notice till I watches the show but would say ive heard them for the last month give or take.
    http://www.roman-britain.org/chase/places/beaudesert.htm

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  • 891. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, Parker_Ireland wrote:

    Father-in-law (Dave Snape) heard a cuckoo May 27 2009 at 4:40 at Trearddur Bay Anglesey.

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  • 892. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, jankev wrote:

    I have heard then seen a Cuckoo in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight @ 11.45AM aprox on Ssaturday the 16th May, on the Shanklin & Sandown Ggolf course

    KEV.

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  • 893. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, tabbyhat wrote:

    Cuckoo - have heard them all my life but never seen one - always thought they were rather secretive plump birds with clear striped markings.
    This bank holiday Monday - up early around 6 to 6.30 am taking the dog out - location a small copse Whiteparish, Nr Salisbury, Wilts.
    Caught sight of 2 birds up high in the trees - one was a cuckoo - the other bird moved away also a cuckoo, seemed to be chasing each other.
    Carried on walking into the field behind the copse, the 2 cuckoos returned to the copse to be joined by - another cuckoo - 3 cuckoos I could not believe it - they seemed to be chasing each other, I know nothing much about these birds was it 2 males & 1 female ?
    I have just heard on the program how numbers are down in the fens, prompted me to report my experience.

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  • 894. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, jfish362 wrote:

    We heard the Cuckoo for the first time this year on th 28th April at Rosebush, Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire. We hear them most days and have seen the pair flying in line this week on Wednesday 27th May.

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  • 895. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, Gallt-Y-Berau wrote:

    Heard two cuckoos calling at the same time in Newport Wetlands RSPB Reserve, South Wales on 24th May at around 10:30am.

    Also heard one a week before.

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  • 896. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, jeffbenson wrote:

    I heard the first Cuckoo around our area in late April, we live in Ladyhall, Cumbria. In fact I have heard it most fine days whilst working in the garden, I have just heard it tonight as well. I guess we are lucky as we hear one or two ever year and have done so for as long as I can remember - long live the cuckoo.

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  • 897. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, derekking60 wrote:

    About 3pm cuckoo calling in woodland 28th of april.

    Tansor, Northants

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  • 898. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, sueativyvilla wrote:

    We live in the west suburbs of Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire. This week we heard a cuckoo for about 5 minutes, quite clearly across the gardens. We also heard it two weeks esrlier before we went on holiday. Our area has lots of tree lined avenues and hedged and long gardens. Hope this helps the project tracking cuckoos this year.

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  • 899. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, donsan89 wrote:

    Heard cuckoo for first time this year Tuesday 26th May nr Sawley, Derbyshire around 7:30pm.

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  • 900. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, wyrleybirder wrote:

    First Cuckoo seen at Willington gravel pits Derbyshire on 26th April.
    Also 2 seen at RSPB Middelton Lakes Warwickshire on 10th May, and at least 6 seen and heard including 1 female in the Sherbrook Valley area of Cannock Chase Staffordshire on 23rd May.

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  • 901. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, radioactivemaskin wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo while out walking in the Barle valley on Exmoor on Saturday last, the 23rd. Just a couple of kilometres south of Simonsbath. We also heard one in the same spot a couple of years ago. Anyone know if it's likely to be the same pair?

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  • 902. At 8:50pm on 28 May 2009, barneycalls wrote:

    Cuckoo heard but not seen near Devils Dyke Brighton on Tuesday 26th May this year.

    A different cuckoo also heard at Earnly Concourse, The Witterings nr Chichester 24th to 26th April this year whilst attending a course there

    These are the only two I have heard this year.

    Whilst sailing on the rivers Ant and Bure somewhere near Barton Broad in Norfolk LAST year in June, saw two cuckoos flying together and heard them call.

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  • 903. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, melvynm wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo at Broom Pits Bedfordshire on Saturday 23 May, the first one I have heard for a while

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  • 904. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, StuartAdey wrote:

    I heard one in woodlands just above Grasmere on Tuesday 26th May.

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  • 905. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, Beeconn wrote:

    My wife and I heard the Cuckoo in the early morning of the 3rd of May
    at Upton Poole Dorset.

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  • 906. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, naturelens wrote:

    1st Cuckoo - April 18th, Woodbury Common, Near Exmouth, Devon
    2nd Cuckoo - May 2nd, Colyton, Near Seaton, Devon
    3rd Cuckoo - May 23rd, Bramford Speke, Exe Valley, a few miles north of Exeter, Devon

    A friend saw a pair May 16th, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor, Devon

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  • 907. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, electricjeffro wrote:

    Heard my first cuckoo in four years at 5.48am and again whilst springwatch was on this evening at 8.25. very good view this evening as it was sitting on the same perch that an osprey visits most days on an old dead beech tree (just the trunk and a few dead branches left on top). Will not give the exact location for obvious reasons, ( a pair of ospreys showed up today) but it is in the area of AB53.

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  • 908. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, GerryMacman wrote:

    My wife and I were in holiday in Skye earlier this month and we heard a cuckoo near the otter hide at Kylerhea. We were at the hide on 12th and 13th and heard it on both days.

    PS Didn't see any otters but there were over 70 seals basking on the rocks.

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  • 909. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, graceblayney wrote:

    On Sunday 19th April 2009 in Bungay, Suffolk at approx 9am the sound of the Cuckoo was heard. It appeared to come from the area of what is known as The Staithe. However, it had been heard on two other occasions prior to this but dates not noted.
    Grace Blayney

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  • 910. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, janneyo wrote:

    Cuckoo heard regularly at Blackhall Mill on the River Derwent, Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • 911. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, Mr_rebel wrote:

    last wednesday evening I was watching goshawks in the new forest on the internet, http://www.newforestgateway.org/Wildcam/LiveCameras/tabid/117/Default.aspx
    and heard a cuckoo in the background,

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  • 912. At 8:51pm on 28 May 2009, mattyriches wrote:

    I saw my first cuckoo in the first week of May at RSPB Strumpshaw Fen in Norfolk. Not seen as many there as previous years I'm afraid.

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  • 913. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, peejay50 wrote:

    My husband and I heard a cuckoo at 5.45 and 7.00am yesterday morning in Colne Engaine Essex
    from peejay50

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  • 914. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, IainRichardson wrote:

    I heard lots of Cuckoos when cycle touring in 2nd week of May down NCN7. Initially this was just north of Slochd summit in Highlands where I had lots of sightings and even more calls. A few days later whilst going through Loch Ard Forest before Drymen and again a few sightings with around the same amount of calls.

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  • 915. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, theaitches wrote:

    heard a cuckoo on the outskirts of Oxford just south of Port Meadow - twice in much the same place. it was in the last two weeks of April.

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  • 916. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, traceyburrows wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on 17th May between Cranleigh and Baynards in Surrey

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  • 917. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, Killiewatcher wrote:

    I have heard cuckoos for the last few weeks in the Killiecrankie/Blair Atholl Area.

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  • 918. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, sailorhellsbells wrote:

    Last Saturday 23rd of May, we were anchored at The Rocks on the river Deben, on the east coast when I heard the distinctive and wonderful sound of the cuckoo. I was then amazed to hear a second cuckoo some what closer. I have never heard two cuckoos at the same time. It was great.

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  • 919. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, grannyganley wrote:

    My husband heard his first cuckoo in
    the village where we live, Binfield in
    Berkshire two weeks ago and then he heard
    another, when he was working in Shrewburyness
    last week, I still have not heard one yet this
    year.

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  • 920. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, mikesouth01 wrote:

    Hi,
    I heard a cuckoo at the Elan Valley Visitors center on the 14th May 2009, about mid-day.

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  • 921. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, nancykevin wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on May 23rd & 24th in the fields behind Rose Drive Chesham Bucks.

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  • 922. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, captainsuelee wrote:

    I live in the Forest of Dean and we hear the cuckoo this time every year, have been hearing it both morning and evening now for the last3 weeks.

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  • 923. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, smilingkatzzzz wrote:

    Heard & saw my first Cuckoo this year last Saturday in Sileby, Leicestershire. Have not seen or heard it since

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  • 924. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, thunderousspindrift wrote:

    Heard a Cuckoo on 3rd May at 4am in Bishops Wood between Biggin and Selby

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  • 925. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, stick_in_norwich wrote:

    If your team leg it just down the road, there is currently a cuckoo at Surlingham. Park at Surlingham church and take the footpath to the Surlingham Ferry pub you may hear it and, if not at least you'll get a pint of 'Wherry' at the end of your short walk!

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  • 926. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, pebblehammer wrote:

    We heard a Cuckoo today 28/5/9 at 1:30 pm at Pensthorpe

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  • 927. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, andywwalker wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on the 2nd of May at Houghton on the Hill 6 miles east of Leicester in the evening but have not seen or heard since.

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  • 928. At 8:52pm on 28 May 2009, sheffcath wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo at Stanage Edge in the Peak District on Monday.

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  • 929. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, rallsy wrote:

    We heard a cukoo call in the early evening on two seperate occasions in May at Everdon Stubbs in Northamptonshire.

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  • 930. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, LochTorridon wrote:

    I heard the first cuckoo here on Loch Torridon (West Highlands) on May 2nd. I have heard it/them most days since (including today).

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  • 931. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, allotmentdawn wrote:

    I was out with my son today and we heard a cuckoo which made my day as I haven't heard one for 3 years! we were in a park near the river at Witham in Essex.

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  • 932. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, brianbrbr wrote:

    1st one close to White sands bay south wales,19/04/09
    2nd at bidford on avon sat in tree close to the river flew in to wood close by on 28/04/09

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  • 933. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, mh1961 wrote:

    13/4/09 Male seen-Press Ridge Warren,Ashdown Forest,East Sussex
    23/5/09 Male seen-Stodmarsh,Kent
    24/5/09 Male seen-Garden of Eden,Ashdown Forest,East Sussex
    25/5/09 heard-RSPB Pulborough,West Sussex

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  • 934. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, ramblingrovers wrote:

    Have seen and heard cuckoo several times during May this year at Morden Bog nature reserve in Wareham forest, Dorset.

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  • 935. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, pugmum wrote:

    Heard cuckoos on 22 May on Silver Howe above Grasmere, and on 23 May in woods below Catbells on Derwentwater.

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  • 936. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, djalfie8 wrote:

    I was walking with friends on Saturday 16th May when I heard the cuckoo (which is quite regular this time of year here) at Loch Ordie, Dunkeld, Perthshire

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  • 937. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, RaptorFan wrote:

    I heard my first cuckoo of the spring on 22nd April 2009 calling from the area of Culver Croft Bank/Cooden Beach golf course (map ref. TQ696060) adjacent to the sea on Norman's Bay, East Sussex.

    My second cuckoo was seen and heard calling from telephone wires on the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve in East Sussex on Sunday 26th April 2009.

    Finally, I awoke to the sound of a cuckoo calling from fields adjacent to Holt Lane, Tangley, Hampshire last Sunday 24th May 2009. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Hampshire Downs.

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  • 938. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, jillybrown wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo while out walking on Monday 25th May at Barry Buddon, Carnoustie, Angus

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  • 939. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, LORD-SKULL-BONES wrote:

    i heard a cuckoo in our garden in the morning from 25th (monday) -28th (thursday,today)

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  • 940. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, Paul wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in the woods near Guildford on 3rd May

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  • 941. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, micjc86 wrote:

    I work at Woburn Golf Club in Buckinghamshire, this year I heard cuckoo's on the course around mid-april.

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  • 942. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, henners35 wrote:

    Cuckoo heard - verified by four people - at Deeping Lakes Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire, on Sunday 24th May around 3.30pm. My first 'live' cuckoo ever!

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  • 943. At 8:53pm on 28 May 2009, TrojanSpartacus wrote:

    Saw and heard a Cuckoo 11 May in Withycombe Woods, West Somerset and heard another yesterday 27th May.

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  • 944. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, Killiewatcher wrote:

    I have heard cuckoos for the last few weeks in the Killiecrankie/Blair Atholl Area. Highland Perthshire.

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  • 945. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, NeilEyres wrote:

    Since the beginning of May we have consistently heard one and sometimes two Cuckoos in the Swaffham area of Thetford Forest near Beachemwell in Norfolk. We usually hear them in the morning between about eight and eleven oclock. Our dog hears them first, her name is Amy and we think that she hears her name in the two symbolic sound of the Cuckoos song.

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  • 946. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, Jamodick wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo, Whilst playing golf at Carden Park in Cheshire around 11:30 am on Saturday 16 May. The bird was to the south of carden park.

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  • 947. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, friendlybabybluetit wrote:

    I've heard a cuckoo in Gilfach Goch, South Wales for the last 4 years. This year we have heard it from the middle of April. A great sound to hear.

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  • 948. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, lady2009norman wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Thetford Forest, Norfolk in early May.

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  • 949. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, Edeno36 wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on 22nd/23rd May at West Wittering near Chichester in West Sussex.

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  • 950. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, rchoules wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo 21st May 2009 in Reading, Bekshire

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  • 951. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, Squidgeoneandonly wrote:

    My son and i heard a cookoo on Saturday 25th May in the field by the sea wall Paglesham village Essex.
    Ps Great Show.
    Rgds

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  • 952. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, bellseend wrote:

    My wife and I heard a cuckoo calling in the evening of the 14th May at Seend in Wiltshire. This is the first cuckoo we had heard for the past two years. For the previous 14 years we had heard our first cockoo call in the first week of May.

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  • 953. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, powerscrappie wrote:

    I hear a cuckoo every morning about 5.30am in the Dringhouses area of York.

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  • 954. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, lordsingingmagpie wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo about for the first time this year about 3 weeks back. Stockon in Warwickshire.

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  • 955. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, berryjw6 wrote:

    I heard my first cuckoo of the year last Saturday near Haywards Heath in West Sussex.

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  • 956. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, aligattor wrote:

    Annual return of Cuckoo too Lasham near Alton Hampshire, arrived early May, continue to hear daily

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  • 957. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, Upupu99 wrote:

    I have been fortunate to hear (and see!) the cuckoo this year on April 9th and every day since. Last year I heard it first on April 3rd. This is in a very rural area of Northeast Hampshire, which luckily is a designated Conservation Area.

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  • 958. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, patsyparr wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo on Tuesday evening on Kilvey Hill in Swansea. Our neighbour heard it yesterday.

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  • 959. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, GlitterMountainMan wrote:

    We saw and heard cuckoo's on Wednesday 27th May whilst on a camping trip in the Lakes. The cuckoo we heard was near Castlerigg campsite (Keswick)- in nearby Great Wood I suspect. On a walk later that day at Ullswater we heard and saw a cuckoo in the woods near to Howtown.

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  • 960. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, JacarandaPod wrote:

    The only cuckoo I've heard so far this year was early afternoon on the 22nd April on a farm near Sourton, Okehampton in West Devon.

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  • 961. At 8:54pm on 28 May 2009, GordonR67 wrote:

    I live in the south of Spain, and I have been hearing a cuckoo since early April. It is here every year, and goes on untill early October.

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  • 962. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, wildnorfolklover wrote:

    We heard our first cuckoo on 22nd April at Snettisham Coastal Park, North Norfolk. Next one 23rd April at Holme NOA reserve. Then another 28th April again at Snettisham Coastal Park. On May 5th we saw one at Minsmere flying low over the reeds. Haven't heard or seen one since.

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  • 963. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, Daiprinter wrote:

    We have heard a cuckoo regularly since early May at our house overlooking the lakes at Talley, Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire.

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  • 964. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, cuckoogreen wrote:

    we live on farm called cuckoo green near lowestoft and hear the cuckoo bird on and off throughout the day, but have rarely seen one.

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  • 965. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, strange-paint wrote:

    Heard cuckoo Tue 26th Queens Head near Oswestry

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  • 966. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, Judymj wrote:

    On holiday in Argyll on loch awe near Portsonachaun, saw and heard cuckoo in last last week of April.

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  • 967. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, njw500 wrote:


    Heard a cuckoo in the early morning last Thursday (21/5/9) in Chrishall, Herts (OS TL-450-297)last thursday.

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  • 968. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, kipper26 wrote:

    4 miles outside wolverhampton, at a fishing pool next to the canal near trysull. Heard a cuckoo about 2 weeks ago.

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  • 969. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, lilifachwen wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in the woods in Mynydd Cerrig, Carmarthenshire about two weeks ago. The cuckoo is a regular visitor to this area.

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  • 970. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, brynmadoc wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo twice this week in Gwynfryn near Wrexham. Usually hear it every year.

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  • 971. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, popokin wrote:

    We have a cuckoo around our house virtually all of the time since 28th April. We are at North Stow, in King's Forest just north of Bury St Edumnds, Suffolk. It's forestry commission land. Just today we heard a second male calling at the same time, so it looks like we have two in the area.

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  • 972. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, welsh-birdy wrote:

    we heard a cuckoo last week in hollybank woods in emsworth hampshire on bank holiday monday 7pm.

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  • 973. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, saintwendydawn wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Moulden Hill Country Park, Swindon on Monday 13th April this year. I have not heard a cuckoo in this area for many years.

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  • 974. At 8:55pm on 28 May 2009, swhumph wrote:

    Hi

    Cuckoos are alive and well here in Cornwall. I heard one last night (weds) in the valley adjacent to our flat. I live in St Austell.

    Cheers

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  • 975. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, lizndave wrote:

    There was a cuckoo in Elvaston Park, Borrowash, Derby yesterday morning 27 May.

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  • 976. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, looncall wrote:

    Seen and heard a cuckoo on the 23rd May near The Sma Glen in Perthshire,Scotland.Did a Simon King and called to it and sure enough it flew over my head and started making coughing noises at me.

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  • 977. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, Jo Everitt wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on and off all day on May 24th whilst around Kes Tor on Dartmoor. Grid SX 66 86

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  • 978. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, tinatonto wrote:

    I have been listening to two cuckoo's calling to each other most mornings since the middle of april in the New Forest near Beaulieu. I hear them every year about the same time and was surprised to hear they are on the decline.

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  • 979. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, merlintom wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo very early in may and have heard it every day since then, at the lakes in lechlade, wilts

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  • 980. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, MrsChivs wrote:

    Cuckoo heard in woodland at the back of my garden in Kinson, Bournemouth in mid May.

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  • 981. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, davidgnewman wrote:

    I heard a cuckoo in Hailsham, East Sussex in the evening of Sunday
    24th May

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  • 982. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, Keithron wrote:

    We heard the cuckoo in Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire two weeks ago and last week we heard the Cuckoo at saltfleet in Lincolnshire.

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  • 983. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, Boglost wrote:

    Cuckoo was heard, but not seen, each day from 21-26 May. There seemed to be only one as calls only originated from one point. The location appeared to be within the Low Moor caravan site at Sneaton, North Yorkshire Grid Ref NZ 89318 03945.

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  • 984. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, millerlover wrote:

    while the son and i were running we heard then seen a cuckoo at pinchinthorpe woods near middlesbrough.

    thanx
    miller1

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  • 985. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, christhechemist wrote:

    We heard our first cuckoo on 15th April in Hollingbourne, near Maidstone, Kent. There is certainly at least one more, maybe two in the same area (one in our garden)

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  • 986. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, JWilkin wrote:

    My husband and I heard a cuckoo in Hatfield Forest, near Stansted Airport in about the first week of May.

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  • 987. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, FinFerNan wrote:

    My partner Sally heard a Cuckoo close to Braggs Farm Lane, Tidbury Green near Solihull on the 1st May and at the same place on a number of other days since.

    We both heard a Cuckoo in Clowes Wood, Earlswood also near Solihull on the 24th May 2009.

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  • 988. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, stevenjakebird wrote:

    Myself and my Dad heard a cuckoo's call just tonight whilst walking our dog in the nearby woods! near Scotton, Lincolnshire. postcode: DN21 3QY.

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  • 989. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, rushden_girl wrote:

    I live in Desford, Leicestershire and heard a cuckoo earlier this month in it's usual haunt on the outskirts of the village but my husband heard one today in the middle of the village.

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  • 990. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, scotiaphilip wrote:

    Heard cuckoo on 17/5/09 on the shore at the village of Arisaig.

    Heard a cuckoo on 19, 20 & 21/5/09 on the shore of Loch Scresort in the island of Rum. Also caught a glimpse of it in fir trees there on 20/5/09.

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  • 991. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, FRBAMO wrote:

    The first time I heard the Cuckoo this year was the 19th of April, around 7:30am(my mothers birthday). We have seen it a number of times since & hear it om a daily basis, both early in the morning & upto around 9 o clock in the evening. It has this week flown directly over our garden & I do see it on a regular basis around 6.30am whilst i'm walking the dogs. I would say it arrived early this year than previously, & has been coming now for the past 10 years.

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  • 992. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, blaenauisaf wrote:

    I live in Powys, 4 miles north east of Crickhowell (Black Mountains)- I have heard at least 1 cuckoo for the last 4 weeks. In fact we followed it around the valley and have heard and seen it many times since. In addition we have heard cuckoos 10 miles (Meall na Meine) into the wilderness way beyond Poolewe (Ross & Cromarty) over the last 3 years. They are very difficult to see but have a very white rear and have a distinctive wing beat above the horizontal.

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  • 993. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, glennalbon wrote:

    My wife first heard a cuckoo on 30th April at Whepstead, Bury St Edmunds IP29 4UA. Subsequently we saw three cuckoos, two calling males and a female, flying over our back garden on 23 May at the same address.

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  • 994. At 8:56pm on 28 May 2009, SusieDove wrote:

    I head a cuckoo in Marshland St James, Cambridgeshire last week PE14 8HD. I was kennel sitting for my cousin all week and whilst cleaning out the kennels had the joy of hearing a cuckoo in the distance.

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  • 995. At 8:57pm on 28 May 2009, lilacmare1 wrote:

    Heard a cuckoo this week on Monday 25 May at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

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  • 996. At 8:57pm on 28 May 2009, deejaythirty wrote:

    We heard a cuckoo on Saturday 9th May in Leicester, a bit north of city centre, as we were heading in on our narrowboat. Leicester has a very good policy of keeping former gravel pits, etc on either side of the canal as a wildlife conservation area, which has probably been helpful for the cuckoo.

    I also heard one near Chesterfield end of April/first couple of days in May but can't remember exact date.

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  • 997. At 8:57pm on 28 May 2009, mysteriousstevew wrote:

    heard a cuckoo,in glemsford,sudbury,suffolk,on wed 27th,2009,at 8am,it was heard on the footpath that leads from the top of angel lane to lower rd.

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  • 998. At 8:57pm on 28 May 2009, the_fitzgeralds wrote:

    We saw a Cuckoo last Sunday (24th May) at Rye Meads Nature Reserve, Lee Valley, Hertfordshire.

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  • 999. At 8:57pm on 28 May 2009, Cuckoo09 wrote:

    We heard a Cuckoo in Apedale woods, Stoke-on-Trent during the beginning of March 09. We also heard one in shrewsbury on the 9th May 09 and one in Nantwich 21st May 09.

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  • 1000. At 8:57pm on 28 May 2009, SteveyBlunder wrote:

    Cuckoo heard in lochranza on 24th and 25th may. 7am both days

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