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Broads Cuckoo, UK

Cuckoo caught at Burgh

The cuckoo is one of the annual signs that spring has arrive in the UK, with its distinctive call heralding its arrival.  Sadly the bird is on the decline, with a halving of the population.  The Broads Authority and BTO have tagged a male cuckoo, to track its journey between the UK and Africa, here is a picture of mist neeting and the cuckoo at Burgh

Mist-netting

Common in the Broads.  The Broads Authority is now running a competition to name the cuckoo – a nice example of getting local people interested in the plight of this iconic migratory bird.  For more information, see the Broads Authority’s press release Broads Cuckoo.

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