Dixon Lane Cuckoo Photos

From: Chris Howard
Email: choward@telis.org
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Date: 06/06/02
Time: 09:47 AM


Yesterday afternoon, Jim and Debby Parker patiently refound the Yellow-billed Cuckoo in the Dixon Cottonwoods. This morning (6 June) I found it again after about an hour of looking for it.  I took the following photos of this very elegant bird. If you intend to look for this bird, please keep a reasonable distance from this shy bird and don't harass it with a tape recording. If this bird is to successfully breed anywhere this year, it needs uninterrupted feeding time, to continue its migration, hopefully find suitable habitat, and just as difficult a mate.  Hopefully it can beat the odds!
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