Lockdown 10

On Tuesday afternoon at about sunset I heard the first channel-billed cuckoo.

That’s about 11 days after the first koel.

You never hear so much from the female koels, who have a different cry but are generally more discreet, and I’ve not so far heard one. [Update 6/10: first female heard today.]

I’ve been amusing myself thinking what it must be like to be a male koel who has arrived ahead of any other koel. It made me think of my late friend Md and the time he arrived far too early at the Katana Club.

I’m not sure about gender-responsibility for channel-billed cuckoo’s raucous squawk.

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