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” I haven’t heard a cuckoo for years! Oh wow! You don’t often see cuckoos! Cathy, Rosemary heard one when she was cycling past Fairwood Lakes on Wednesday. That’s a rare event too. Lucky Rosemary x 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. Comments are closed.