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Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)

Posted on May 25, 2016

We had a very welcome late morning visitor at Stratford Point today in the form of this Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) as it searched out tent caterpillars on the bluff. The American Robins and Common Grackles were not as welcoming, thinking this bird was going to go after their nests and little ones.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo SFP-4971

Yellow-billed Cuckoo SFP-4992

Yellow-billed Cuckoo SFP-4953

Yellow-billed Cuckoo SFP-4907

The light was not the best for photography, but it is hard to get better views of a cuckoo than this! Stratford Point keeps bringing in the migrants even as we near the end of May.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator