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New cuckoo research for Dartmoor

Following on my my two recent posts on cuckoos on Dartmoor (here and here) I have been in contact with Professor Charles Tyler and Dr Malcolm Burgess who are both co-ordinating and working on cuckoos on Dartmoor. 76 more words


More on Devon's cuckoos and how to make Dartmoor better for them

When I was writing Monday’s blog about cuckoos in Devon and on Dartmoor – see here I came across a reference about cuckoos I hadn’t seen before. 1,244 more words

Cuckoo for Clocks and other Gadgets

Out the flapping doors springs a little mechanical bird. Coo-coo! Coo-coo! Admittedly kitschy and somewhat annoying, it likewise has to be one of the cutest and most delightful inventions of all time. 972 more words


Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)

I took this photo of a Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris) in Costa Rica. Anis are members of the Cuckoo family. You can clearly see the grooves in this bird’s bill, giving rise to it’s name!


Year 1 pupils go cuckoo!

The theme in our maths lessons recently has been ‘learning to tell the time’, which naturally spread into our history lesson looking at the past. We studied the history of the cuckoo clock, made in Germany by wood cutters, who carved the clocks in the Black Forest 300 years ago. 84 more words

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This has been another action-filled birding month in my garden. While the flocks of Red-winged Starlings has decreased, there are still a number around that are finding fruit somewhere else in the neighbourhood. 822 more words


Breakfasting bird

The Common Hawk-cuckoo (Scientific name: Cuculus varius) with its catch. Clicked at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary in March/2014.