A Cuckoo in a Clock May Be the Only One You'll See
Byline: By SALLY WILLIAMS
Peering out from a clock perch to mark the chiming of the hour may be the only chance of spotting a cuckoo this year. The unofficial annual race to hear the first cuckoo of spring could be a non-starter this year because the once common bird appears to be flying out of Wales.
The first cuckoo to be heard in the woodlands of Wales is a subject for garden-fence chatter, pubs and for letters to newspapers.
Cuckoos can usually be heard in March and they stop singing by June when they fatten up until August, stocking up on insects and grubs before beginning their long flight to Africa.
But there has been a 60% decline over the …
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Publication information: Article title: A Cuckoo in a Clock May Be the Only One You'll See. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: April 22, 2005. Page number: 19. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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