Letter: The first cuckoo to build a nest

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Sir: Clare Garner's mum should have told her a bit more about the birds, the bees and the cuckoos ("First cuckoos are bypassed", 5 March). If she, or the Newbury bypass protesters, seriously "thought that clearance work would be put on hold until cuckoos and other birds had built their nests and raised their young", they were living in cloud-cuckoo land. Cuckoos do neither.

Geoffrey Richardson


East Yorkshire