Well, May 1st is almost upon us and many people have along day rising early and listening to the choirs in Oxford, and if it is as pleasant a morning as it was with me today, then we shall be busy!
Yes, I was out early moving beehives from one field to another, easier access from now on.
Whilst out, I heard the Cuckoo again, having been here for a couple of weeks, I thought maybe now I should share a photo of something found at the fair a few years ago, and since then I have waxed it and occasionally use it, yes, a Cuckoo Call. Probably 19th Century, but could easily be 18th, or 20th for all that matters, I enjoy it, and one day, maybe I shall make a similar one to see if I can, shouldn’t be difficult as I now have a pattern to follow!
Pop along to Lechlade Antiques Fair on Sunday 1st May, then afterwards, why not stroll along the Thames, and keep ears and eyes open for a Cuckoo, there is one at Buscot lock, but they do have a tendency to move!
Here is the call. Regards, Andy.