There are a lot of birds around in my neighborhood I love listening to them in the mornings when I wake up. Usually it is the same birds I hear, but this morning I was awakened my the sounds of a “Piet-My-Vrou.” Translation from Afrikaans to English: “Pete-My-Wife”
In English though, it is known as the “Red-chested Cuckoo.” It has a very specific sound, sort of a “wheet, wheet, whooo.” Anyway true to this bird’s form I could only hear him and could not see him. I was disappointed though because he sounded so close by.
The part I find funny about this bird is that she will lay a single egg in the nest of another bird. Quite forward that – is it not? With my warped sense of humor do find it a little amusing and also not so amusing, especially if you think the adopted parent, regardless of its size will have to find food to feed this quite large bird until it leaves the nest – bit unfair of the “Piet-My-Vrou” and very cheeky too