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Confused ?

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 20 January 2019 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The baby cockoo...hatched from the egg laid in the crow's nest by the mother ( callous / hard hearted) still is a confused fellow !! Cries like a crow..and yet to get its own sweet voice !! My heart goes out to him :)

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Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Poor little guy with the mixed identity. He does look lost in this image.

20 Jan 2019 6:42am

@Gemma Wiseman: He is missing now and I can hear a cuckoo in the mornings..maty be he has come out of his shell!!

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. What a wonderful capture of this little Cuckoo ... Yes he seems to be confused. Hope he wii sing in a sweet voice soon ...
Have a Great Sunday Devi. :)

20 Jan 2019 7:08am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :) He has started singing now but does not show himself !! It is lovely to listen to him early in the morning..veyppa maraththu kuyil :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Marcel P. from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

Ressemble à un corbeau, belle photo.

20 Jan 2019 8:10am

@Marcel P.: Merci beaucoup Marcel :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice telephoto capture !

20 Jan 2019 8:25am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro :)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel oiseua noir dans cette verdure quelle compo sueprbe
Belle journée

20 Jan 2019 8:27am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup mon ami Nicou :)

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Just a little confused... :-)

20 Jan 2019 8:40am

@Wayra: Yes !! Confusion cleared now !!!

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Wonderful things happen in nature. The bird looks really surprised.

20 Jan 2019 9:18am

@Jypyä Pop: :) He has discovered his identity and has gone into hiding and sings now !!!!

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

haha...this is a funny shot! :))

20 Jan 2019 9:20am

@Ralf Kesper: :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Tomix from landerneau, France

He is afraid of the camera ! Lovely boy.

20 Jan 2019 9:21am

@Tomix: :) He did not know that I was taking his image !!

ceteceva from Angers, France

Quel regard !
Belles couleurs !

20 Jan 2019 11:44am

@ceteceva: Merci beaucoup Ceteceva :)

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

he really looks a bit confused...

20 Jan 2019 11:59am

@Nina: Yes it is so funny :)))

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien caché

20 Jan 2019 12:16pm

@Existence Artistique: Merci beaucoup :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I'm confused too. Are you sure it's a cuckoo? They don't look like that here. Nice crisp capture

20 Jan 2019 12:51pm

@grouser: yes grouser. It is the male chick cuckoo. The female cuckoo is brownish and spotted. I have been seeing these for the past eight years..It has flown off and I can hear the song in the mornings now !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent capture.

20 Jan 2019 1:46pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you Ana :)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Je ne crois pas que ce soit un coucou ?... Mais magnifique.

20 Jan 2019 3:03pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup tataray :)

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Although a bit confusing, this moment is beautiful!

20 Jan 2019 3:23pm

@MEC: Thank you MEC:) He discovered his identity and flew away !! Thank God !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a wonderful story of how nature helps each other. Lovely close view.

20 Jan 2019 3:35pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you Ruthie..You van read about this in net. it is so interesting !

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I have read about the cuckoo and how they lay eggs in other bird's nests. I can see why he must be confused. A beautiful portrait! His black feathers against the green leafy background is lovely!

20 Jan 2019 4:40pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine :)

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

We can see perfectly his eye, nice catch

20 Jan 2019 4:47pm

@Claudiel: Thank you Claudiel :)

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Il est très beau une belle photo

20 Jan 2019 5:21pm

@Libouton Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine :)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful capture of the baby !!

20 Jan 2019 7:46pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene :)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well spotted and captured.

20 Jan 2019 8:03pm

@Willem: Thank you very much Willem :)

Adela Fonts from Bar Grcelona, Spain

Great shot! I love the baby!

20 Jan 2019 9:30pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you Adela :)

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Isn't that the cuckoo's survival strategy? I don't feel sorry if theur behavior lets them prosper; perhaps symapathy for the baby crows is due - they had to share their food and space with the interloper.

21 Jan 2019 12:39am

@Harry: Yes poor baby crows..they would have had to share the food !! It is though rather unfair Harry..Just to lay the eggs in other birds' nests and fly away!! If it was a man ( instead of a male crow) he may perhaps ordered a DNA test suspecting the baby's origin !!!!! !!!!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He'll figure it out. Nice shot of the confused fellow.

21 Jan 2019 1:09am

@Steve Rice: Thank you Steve :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Poor little guy. I guess he will be OK.

21 Jan 2019 1:50am

@B. Thomas: He is B:) He has discovered his identity and flew away and I can hear him sing beautifully !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

Well, he looks more angry than confused... :)

21 Jan 2019 5:36am

@Sudipto: Ha ha ha !!! He has flown away !

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Such an interesting, clever bird )

21 Jan 2019 12:53pm

@Lewis: :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

yo from Ile de France, France

Très belle prise ! C'est le coucou koël ?

21 Jan 2019 4:57pm

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