Cuckoo The year’s first cuckoo was heard in the reserve this week. Share on your social media:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 5 thoughts on “Cuckoo” Add yours I haven’t heard a cuckoo for years! Reply Oh wow! You don’t often see cuckoos! Reply Cathy, Rosemary heard one when she was cycling past Fairwood Lakes on Wednesday. Reply That’s a rare event too. Lucky Rosemary x Reply We hear them every year in April or May. We don’t have the right habitat to attract the reed warblers that are being parasitised in the video but we do have dunnock and meadow pipit, two other species whose nests a cuckoo will use. We think, though, that when a cuckoo is heard in the park, it is passing through on its way to the Avon’s many reed beds, looking for reed warbler nests. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.