June 30, 2014

Cuculus canorus

No: Gjøk, Eng: Cuckoo, It: Cuculo

Dear All,
The cuckoo is an important sign of spring/ summer. Traditionally, children in Norway are not allowed to walk barefoot before they have heard the cockoo.
They never see it, since it is rather shy. I met this in the mountain above our cabin at Ustaoset, June 1. It was hiding well among the mountain rock.
In the film-snippet below you can see it fly, a bit similar to a falcon.

Best regards,