Friday, 11 June 2010

Jan's Delius moment on the towpath

What has caused Jan to stop and listen? Is it the irregular heartbeat of a distant Bolinder?


Is it the far-off drone of traffic on the M42?

Again, no.

Is it music?

Well, yes. The music of birdsong. This is Jan on hearing the first cuckoo in Spring. I heard it too. The first of the year ... and I haven't heard one since. Where have all the cuckoos gone? Are the other birds fighting back?

(You're right, I'm milking our towpath walk along the Stratford Canal for all that it's worth!)

1 comment:

Vallypee said...

I don't blame you! It's lovely, and no, I haven't heard a cuckoo this year either!