Cuckoo : Having spent lots and lots of time at my favourite local patch hearing and watching cuckoos calling and in flight I know how tricky they can be to spot, let alone photograph. Following a tip from some of my local photography mates I set off to Surrey with little hope that this spectacular male bird would still be turning up and posing for photographs. Happily and surprisingly he was still around and what a really stunning bird he turned out to be!

Male Cuckoo, posing.
Male Cuckoo, posing.
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Take off!
Take off!
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Winging it!
Winging it!
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Heart stopper!
Heart stopper!
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Spreading his wings
Spreading his wings
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Cuckoo foraging for leatherjackets
Cuckoo foraging for leatherjackets
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Flight of the cuckoo
Flight of the cuckoo
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Cuckoo in his striped pyjamas
Cuckoo in his striped pyjamas
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