After this long dry winter we could do with hearing the beautiful liquid calls of the Burchell’s Coucal again, sounding as they do like water bubbling up from a spring. Burchell’s Coucals are often called ‘rain birds’ for many associate it with the onset of summer rain. I greatly admire their colouring. This one has been photographed within the tree foliage of summer. Although I have already recorded how one of them made short work of the Cape Robin chicks in our garden, they also eat rodents – which they are welcome to!