Another cuckoo reporting in.
A Yellow-billed cuckoo was calling from the edge of the woods behind our
house midmorning today. I stalked it and flushed it twice, whereupon it
flew north across Rte 23 and down to the woods along Otter Creek.
The real cuckoo here is me. I have been hearing this call from that same
corner of the woods for not one but two years now. I didn't bother to seek
it out and just assumed it was some sort of variation of the Black-billed
Cuckoos we occasionally see and hear.