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What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted ?

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Chipchopper | 15:16 Tue 02nd Jun 2020 | Twitching & Birdwatching
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I've heared the plaintive call of the cuckoo, deep within the woods, twice today, first time this year (at least for me any way). Seems a bit late to me, considering I would normally expect to hear the cuckoo call around mid April.
So what do you think of its chances, finding a mate, finding a suitable nest to lay an egg in and finally getting back to Africa on time ?.

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The cuckoo comes in April Sings her song in May Changes tune in the middle of June And July she flies away I heard one only last week for the first time in years, it's only the beginning of June, hopefully all is still OK.
18:40 Tue 02nd Jun 2020
If it's the only one calling it's unlikely,
Perhaps it was saying goodbye, Chip.
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I don't think so Tilly, according to the song "June, she'll change her tune". She was definitely calling for a mate.
I hope her mate hasn't been killed. Poor thing.
The cuckoo comes in April
Sings her song in May
Changes tune in the middle of June
And July she flies away

I heard one only last week for the first time in years, it's only the beginning of June, hopefully all is still OK.
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I've been hearing it every day since, hope it finds a mate.
Although its a parasite, laying its egg in another birds nest and ejecting the eggs and young from it, it would be a shame if they rare or in danger of extinction.
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Became rare^^
Chippy. The song you heard is from a male. The female has a bubbling call.

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