I haven't heard a cuckoo in years! I wonder if they don't come this far north anymore. Maybe I haven't been anywhere rural enough. Our swallows, house martins and sand martins are all back, and I'm sure I saw a couple of swifts on Sunday. I leaped up and down in my kitchen shouting "it's summer". DH wondered what all the fuss was about.
I heard my first cuckoo of the year this morning. I suppose that means I shall be listening to it calling loudly each day at around 4am for a few weeks, but I don't mind as I am usually awake. Anyone seen a swallow yet?