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Blane Klemek: The black-billed cuckoo is a fascinating bird

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It wasn’t long ago when I heard the telltale call of a black-billed cuckoo coming from the top of one of my backyard bur oak trees. The cuckoo’s call is a curiously monotonous series of whistled notes, “po po po po…po po po po…po po po po,” which is not unlike the song of the little toy bird of cuckoo clocks. Other variations of this common cuckoo-call are also delivered by these elegant-looking birds.

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