Scanning cows on a dairy farm in County Limerick.The silence of the scanning, the cows in the milking parlor and the piercing sound of the cuckoo bird. I had not expected to hear the sound of the cuckoo as it is now rather rare to hear her voice in the landscape of Ireland. The young child in the parlor had never heard the sound of the cuckoo before. The parents had to explain about the significance of the sound to child. The farmer turned around and said and said to me it is a sign of summer.The habitat of the cuckoo is down along by the Shannon estuary from Limerick city - a marshy type soil with forestry in the background.
Dr Dan Ryan