Australian Wood Duck - Taxonomists aren't quite sure what to make of the Australian Wood Duck Chenonetta jubata. Maybe it's a goose, maybe it's a duck. Maybe it's a shelduck, may...
Monday, 26 March 2012
First cuckoo of spring
We heard our first cuckoo cuculus canorus coucou gris yesterday! It sounded more like an "oo-cuck-oo", rather hoarse and rusty, and just the one call, so he was probably just passing through. No photo, naturally - we didn't see him, but the cuckoo has actualy quite a weak call, so if you can hear him, he's close enough to see.