coccyzus (to call “cuckoo”) americanus (of America)
Saturday, July 5, 1980 — 7:30 pm
McNaughton, Wisconsin — Fort Wilderness Road
I thought I’d seen one of these in the woods behind Mom and Dad’s house the day before, shortly after I saw the Black-billed Cuckoo. I didn’t get a very good look at it, and because I knew the other bird was in the area, I didn’t trust my senses.
This one I saw well. Sal and I were taking a walk along the road to Fort Wilderness. We saw this bird perched in an evergreen right over our heads. We also heard it calling.