It’s all gone cuckoo

Not content with seeing one cuckoo, I saw a pair of them this morning – in Hawthorn trees on the railway line beyond Gypsy Rock (for those locals who may read this). The abundance of Meadow Pipits must be the big draw for them. Tennyson’s ‘red in tooth and claw’ was fully evident as well this morning with a charm/murder of magpies setting about two distraught blackbirds who were doing their best to see them off. A cowardly crow also tried to get in on the act as they raided their nest, which events remind me of the school kids who take delight in asking profound questions like ‘why did God make wasps?’.Uurrh? Answers on postcards only.

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