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Common Cuckoo Bird Has Left Watsonville
Update – October 9, 2012
The Common Cuckoo bird has left our area. It was such a privilege to have had the Common Cuckoo bird visit us even if it was for a short time. There are still some folks coming to the Nature Center and asking about the bird. Although the Cuckoo bird has left there has been quite a list of birds that have been seen in our area.
Update – October 2, 2012
The Nature Center is maintaining 20-minute updates on the Common Cuckoo bird’s location. They are also posting a list of other noteworthy birds that birders have reported sighting during their time in this particular trail. That list includes a rarely seen green-tailed towhee, a blackpoll warbler, a chestnutsided warbler, an osprey, an American widgeon and an American bittern.
The Common Cuckoo has been spotted in the willows along the trails between the City of Watsonville Nature Center, Landmark Elementary and the Ford Street trail area since Thursday. Visitors are flying in from all over the country just to get a peek at this extremely rare sighting. The Common Cuckoo is a Eurasian species that has only been sighted once before in the United States at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. People are flocking in to see this exciting lost migrant. For more information call the City of Watsonville Nature Center at (831)768-1622.”
So, to the Common Cuckoo bird – The City of Watsonville says – WELCOME & HOPE YOU STAY A WHILE!
For those of you coming in from out of town here is information you may find helpful.
Photos used on the slide show were courtesy of Steve Tucker, Sharon Hull, Dan Coyro, & Julio Molero
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