"Cuckoo!!"

By KarenFB
Yesterday I had a 'Wow!' moment! Grin

We'd gone for a walk on Dartmoor, after parking at Postbridge we walked through Bellever Forest up to Bellever Tor. All through the forest we could hear several Cuckoos off in the distance - that in itself was quite exciting as I hadn't heard one for years, yet here we were with at least 4!

On the way back from the tor we stopped at a prehistoric Stone Circle to have some lunch, and there in front of us a Cuckoo landed on the tip of a fir tree to utter a few "Cuckoos". Grin I was on full zoom, with a mouth full of sandwich, but I managed to capture two shots!!

Excited? I'll say!! Grin

(And I caught my first Small Heath butterfly, but that's for another day!)

Tags: Bird Cuckoo Wildlife and nature

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Comments


Two beautiful images with lovely light and wonderful colours, beautiful capture, SmileSmileSmileSmile
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CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
27 May 2015 5:54AM
I've heard but never seen one, Karen, super captures Smile I caught my first small heath on camera yesterday.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
27 May 2015 6:42AM
Amazing photography - and what a coup!
27 May 2015 6:56AM
wonderful shot
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 9:21AM
First time I've seen one Karen, well done. glad you didn't choke on your sarnie.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
27 May 2015 3:44PM
Thank you everyone! Smile
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
27 May 2015 4:05PM
I've never seen one,and they don't sing much now either.I have heard one this year.
But I bet you were really excited when you actually saw one and heard itSmile
And took a brilliant image,one you should be very proud of.SmileSmileSmileSmile
NettaSmile
27 May 2015 4:48PM
I have seen several cuckoos over the years but never managed a decent photo, so well done you!
I enjoyed your description, I felt I was there with you eating sandwiches.Tongue

best wishes
Steve
27 May 2015 5:41PM
Fine captures, I am like "Stevetheroofer" never got to a photo opportunity to capture a cuckoo
JawDborn 9 1.3k 1 England
27 May 2015 6:41PM
A real WOW moment- and photo.Very all done, Karen. Such a rare and well seized opportunity, have a UA!

Jack
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
27 May 2015 7:15PM
Thank you everyone! Smile

Jack: Grin Thank you so much for your User Award!
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
27 May 2015 9:47PM
Well done - I've never seen one!
Jason
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
28 May 2015 5:49AM
Thank you Jason! Smile
28 May 2015 10:31AM
Wow Karen, a Cuckoo and prehistoric Stone Circle! Most auspicious for the year perhaps! I wonder if birds follow Ley Lines? Great capture, definitely. A 'Wow', I've never been close enough to get one on camera. Super!

Dave Wink
KarenFB Plus
15 5.8k 183 England
28 May 2015 10:44AM
It is a wonderful walk, not the steepest of tors which made it quite pleasant! Smile

Thank you for your User Award - made my day!! Grin
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Jun 2015 11:38PM
I bet you could hardly "Bellever" eyes when you saw this bird perched on a pine tree!Grin Two wonderful opportunistic captures. I don't suppose you caught sight of an even rarer beast that is hardly seen or heard at all these days, the wild man of Dartmoor Ade Osmant aka the Big O!Wink

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