David Knapp let us know that he heard a cuckoo calling on the 18th December in Bressingham, near Diss in Norfolk.
Cuckoos winter in Africa having left Europe in around September and will not return until the following spring. No records exist of a cuckoo wintering in the UK so it is unlikey that what David heard was a cuckoo.
They are often confused with collared doves or wood pigeons that have a similar call or even starlings that have been known to mimic them.
However, if we receive any more reports we will record them here so do let us know if you can corroborate David’s account.