- At 11:45 this morning, as I was harvesting a fresh patch of asparagus
from a mowed strip along a country road approx 1/10 of a mile from my
house...as the cuckoo flies....a YBCU started calling from a dense stand
of globe willow surrounding the nearby house. The bird continued to call
and I heard it until it was out of earshot, which was in my field.
I have heard one calling twice this summer, after I returned from a
trip. Each time it was in the yard but flew farther and farther away as