Category Archives: Non Passerines

Rufous morph Cuckoo

Clive Bowley came across this super rufous morph (sometimes called ‘hepatic’) female Cuckoo near the feeding station at Summer Leys today. One was also seen in the vicinity about two weeks ago. I’ve heard it said about 15% of female Cuckoos … Continue reading

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Turning turtle?

The decline of the Turtle Dove as a summer visitor to Britain has been well documented and it is believed to be at real risk of disappearing as a breeding species here within the decade. This is mirrored in Northamptonshire, where … Continue reading

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The last Cuckoo: postscript

The last Cuckoo to be recorded in Northants in 2011 was on 26th August at Earls Barton GP – perhaps the individual below, which was photographed there on 14th August. Compare this rufous morph juvenile with yesterday’s grey morph at … Continue reading

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The last Cuckoo?

This juvenile Cuckoo was present yesterday and again today at Foxholes Fisheries, near Crick, where it spent some time feeding from a fence post. It is a grey morph individual – many are also rufous, resembling the so called ‘hepatic’ … Continue reading

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