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.



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

  2. 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?

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. Fantastic photo... What settings did you use?

  6. 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?

  7. 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!