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Happy Cuckoo Day

He was but as the cuckoo is in June,
Heard, not regarded.
—William Shakespeare


"Plate 165: Le Coucou de Mindenao," François-Nicolas Martinet, Ornithologie [Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans Tous Leurs Aspects Apparents et Sensibles] [Ornithology], 1773-1792


The cuckoo who is on to himself is halfway out of the clock.
—Wilson Mizner


"Black-billed Cuckoo," Howard Jones, Illustrations of the nests and eggs of birds of Ohio, 1879-1886


This is the weather the cuckoo likes
And so do I.
—Thomas Hardy


"Plate 54: Le Coucou," François-Nicolas Martinet, Ornithologie [Histoire des Oiseaux Peints dans Tous Leurs Aspects Apparents et Sensibles] [Ornithology], 1773-1792



—Elizabeth Periale

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