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Any photos of the underside of the tail?
Yesterday Chris and I stumbled upon a black-billed cuckoo late morning at Grafton Lakes State Park. We heard a cuckoo like sound and were able to watch the bird foraging in vegetation near the shore of Long Pond, east side, near the beach. Although I've never seen a juvenile cuckoo, this one struck me as a young bird by its behavior. Chris managed to get a few photos (two are attached) and it does appear to be a juvenile bird based on characteristics described in the National Geographic bird guide. I welcome differing opinions.
We were also surprised by the number of red-breasted nuthatches we saw and heard on our hike, at least 12.
Looking forward to cooler temperatures and Fall migration.
Cindy and Chris Edwardson
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