[Bristol-Birds] Clinch Mtn Fire Tower/Cuckoo Breeding Question

  • From: "Mike Sanders" <hawk036@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bcbirdclub@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bristol-birds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:25:51 -0400

I decided to take a trip to clinch mountain fire tower this afternoon, not a
lot of activity but, on the way down the mountain I stopped a couple of
place to bird. About ¼ mile below the tower I heard a Yellow-billed cuckoo
calling. When I got out too investigate, two adult Cuckoos? landed on a
branch above me and began to mate. The male had a caterpillar to offer and
she accepted it while mating. I thought it would be a little late in the
year for Cuckoo?s to be mating. I would appreciate any comments on this late
breeding activity. Thanks


Mike Sanders

Bristol, VA

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