& haven’t I also been saying…

A recent trip report from a BirdsQld high-country campout in FEB includes this absence report – “we didn’t see or hear … any of the migratory Cuckoos, although they are still present on in some places on the lower ground near Brisbane and the Fassifern Valley.”

In recent years I have observed the unusual absence here of mid-season/breeding cuckoos. This season again only some cuckoos have been heard only in passing in spring & autumn. The great summer stealth & cacophony of various cuckoo spp. settling to breed, which was familiar here during the 20 years since our arrival in the mid90s until 2015, has again fallen silent.

Judith
SEQ 500m



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