02-06-2022 - Common Cuckoo in the Bossche Broek
Thursday morning I visited the Bossche Broek near Den Bosch together with Willie de Vries. Purpose of the visit was to see if the Cuckoos were still present. Willie keeps an eye on all Cuckoos around Oss.
Around 10 o'clock we walked into the Bossche Broek and the first kind I heard was a Cetti's Warbler. Special to hear this species pretty much everywhere now. The sun was shining and there were still plenty of courting birds. Meadow Pipit, European Stonechat, Marsh Warbler and Icterine Warbler were heard and seen. Common House Martins were busy busy collecting mud for their nests.
After a good hour of walking we still hadn't heard the Cuckoo. I tried to photograph some dragonflies in flight which surprisingly worked out quite well. I will try this more often in the future. The dragonfly in the picture is a Green-eyed Hawker, so I was told.
Finally we heard a Common Cuckoo sing. A little later, the female also announced herself. We had fun views and nice photo's were taken. Around 1 o'clock we left the Bossche Broek.