During a visit the other morning to the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve near my home on the outskirts of Decatur, I got my best view ever of a yellow-billed cuckoo, one of Georgia’s most elusive — and peculiar — songbirds. It appeared almost directly in front of me and I was able to observe it through my binoculars for nearly a minute before it hopped back into the jungle-like growth.
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