Is it … or isn’t it ?

Is this a Redchested Cuckoo – commonly called a ‘Piet-my-vrou’ ?

There was a pair of them near the top of my poor dying-off confer the other day. Couldn’t really get a clear photo – no time to get the tripod. They have been around before calling each other from branch to branch and tree to tree but I have never been able to get a photo.

According to my bird book, they (if it is the Redchested Cuckoo) shouldn’t be around at this time of the year but I have this morning, heard the Birchell’s Cuckoo cuckooing in the thicket of the large shrubs … so if this is the Redchested Cuckoo, it wouldn’t surprise me. I have always heard of this species of bird which apparently is quite common here but I have never seen one.

Our weather is very strange at the moment with unseasonal clouds and rain .. so maybe all the birdies are confused too!!!

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3 Responses to Is it … or isn’t it ?

  1. Jeanette says:

    It's pretty, whatever it is.

  2. Janet says:

    Love the fat tummy!

  3. Deb says:

    cuckoo or not….great photos…

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