As I was shaving this morning (with the bathroom window open!) I heard the unmistakeable sound of a Cuckoo calling close by. Still covered in foam, I walked through to the backdoor: from here it seemed that the bird was quite close, possibly on the phone wires just beyond the hedge that separates our garden from the fields beyond: so it proved!
A couple of weeks ago Sue (our birder friend from two doors down!) e-mailed to say she'd heard a Cuckoo: I casually dismissed this as a Collared Dove. It's been three or four years since I last heard a Cuckoo on the Heath: even so, perhaps I was a little hasty - if so, a thousand apologies, Sue!