Photos from upper Watsonville Slough, SCZ, at Ford Rd. willows, afternoon of 28 Sep 2012.
cuckoo initially discovered by Lois Goldfrank on a trip led by Steve
Gerow for the Santa Cruz Bird Club field trip early this morning.
skittish cuckoo was refound numerous times, but most views were
distant, and a scope was useful. The cuckoo was seen to catch and
consume a huge caterpillar (next two shots). Unfortunately the focus is
Also there is a flight shot as it just took off from perch, and a shot that shows the rump & primaries reasonably well.