Other readers who got in touch include: Charles and Jackie Rushworth, west of Pew Tor near Sampford Spiney on May 20; "Wendz", at Burrator reservoir on May 12; Roger Cargeeg in the Kenidjack Carn north of St Just in Penwith on May 20; Mark Bishop at Rough Tor near Camelford in the wooded area to the left of the car park on May 13; Margaret Dingle in the Scadghill area of Kilkhampton parish on April 25; Janet, Bill and Gem the German Shepherd, at Haytor on May 20; L Philpott at Bursdon Moor on May 20; Geraldine Parkyn at Sibly Back Lake on May 13; Michael Campion in Cann Wood, Plymouth, on May 7; Ms Steevenson in Mary Tavy on May 17; Amanda Bruce at Men-an-Tol (two cuckoos) on May 18 and another on the same day at Carn Galver; Tom Smith on May 6 at Harcome Woods by Haldon race track and later another at Teignmouth golf course; Mervyn Burd at Long Drag Hill, Tiverton, on May 10; Denise Searle in the Great Tor Rocks area on May 20; Jennifer Venning at North Brentor on May 12 and from an anonymous reader on the Somerset Levels between Westhay and Shapwick on May 7. Thanks to you all.
And thanks too, to the anonymous reader who posted the message: "In answer to your question, have you heard a cuckoo? Yes I have." Good for you.