Ann Mettam / May 2021 – vol. 114, issue 5, pp 295 In August 1996, a friend informed me that she had a young Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus in her suburban garden in Knaresborough, Yorkshire. I went to investigate and saw the bird sitting on bare ground amongst several slices of white bread. A Dunnock Prunella modularis soon appeared, picked pieces of bread from the slices and offered several to the Cuckoo, which eagerly swallow... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.