Yellow-billed Cuckoo

I was birding the bike path Saturday evening when one of my trademark improbable thoughts blurted itself out. “What if there’s a Yellow-billed Cuckoo perched in the exact same spot up ahead as that black-billed one from two weeks ago?” Just shut up, that’s not gonna happen. Don’t even look up there. Well, I looked, I had to. SEE!?! Nothing. Wait a minute, there’s a cuckoo up there- in the tree right next to it. Is that… is it really? Yup! Yellow-billed Cuckoo! While it was absurd to think he would be perched on the same limb as the black-billed, he was only ten feet from that spot. Not too shabby!

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