Tuesday, 20 March 2012

The Annual Coucou VI

This was taken yesterday on the Loches bypass as we whizzed past in Célestine. Trust me, there's a coucou in there, and what's more, it's the very first of the season for us.

For other, clearer shots you can check here, here, here, here, and here. We like a good tradition in these parts, we do.

Simon

9 comments:

Ken Broadhurst said...

Walt said he heard a coucou yesterday morning. The bird, I mean. Pretty early.

Tim said...

Keep your "hedson gngra" [wv]dear!... look hard enough and long enough at the centre of the picture and there does look to be a streak of yellow... possibly Hedson... possibly?
Gngra!!

Simon said...

Susan and I were saying only the other day that we hadn't heard one yet this year and were a little surprised. You should (folklorically) hear a coucou the same day you see one.

Although we were running the new gearbox in, so I wasn't listening to anything but trying to decipher new engibe noises...

Simon said...

or engine, even...

Tim said...

Ken, what Walt heard might have been a male going further north... warming up en-route... we had a Hoopoe through two days ago... but not hoop-hooping... it gave a call that sounded like a Jay on Gauloise... which, on looking it up, is a flight call.
The migration is in full swing as we blogged here.

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Fantastic photo... What settings did you use?

Niall & Antoinette said...

yup ... clear as mud ;-)

ladybird said...

OK, I'll take your word for it. :))But next time, try to slow down a bit. You don't want Célestine to break down again, do you?

chm said...

If I didn't say it one thousand times I didn't say it once, Photoshop is a marvelous tool.
If this were a painting, it would go for thousand of dollars, Australian or otherwise. Beautiful!