Cuckoo Wikipedia Cuculus_canorus_vogelartinfo_chris_romeiks_CHR0791_croppedLast Sunday, 11 May, about half an hour before the Garden opened, three of the horticulturists (Clare Morter, Neil Davidson and Peter Wilson) all heard a Cuckoo calling in the Garden. This is a very unusual occurrence for the city area, and is a new Garden record, bringing the Garden’s bird list up to 88 since I started keeping records in 1997. One was also heard at Aberlady on 9 May – the Garden bird might have been the same one on passage further north, or one that was temporarily grounded by the rather dull, drizzly weather that morning. My thanks to Clare for sending this marvellous addition to RBGE’s bird list.