not quite the same as that, mine is all white (no painted detail) and has two more birds on it
it's a cheap modern version, battery run (not wound up by the chains) and most of the time the "cuckoo" is turned off (the children don't find it as amusing as I do)
weirdly - but not suprisingly in these modern techo days I suppose - the "cuckoo" sounds like a recording of a real bird in a wood, it kind of echoes too
have you ever walked in a wood and heard a cuckoo's "cuckoo"? it's one of the more identifiable sounds, a little like a woodpecker's hammer or a pigeon's "my toes hurt polly"
I miss watching the seagulls wheel about above the shore, and hearing their screech. . . the house is full of birds tho - seagulls in the living room (remember the art that yearned for me?!) and in the kitchen (a series of etchings by one of the artists on my course). . .
and birds flying up to the boys' rooms on the third floor of the house - I found these really cool decals for brightening up dull walls and bought them way back in the spring, I discovered them the other day when I was tidying and sorting. . .
ours are black and grey and white birds tho. . .
I'm very tempted by this one:
(but I'll wait until the new year and
see how far my decorating budget stretches)
(check out the Supernice shop tho -
the decals are such fun!)
in the mean time, the children aren't here to hear so the cuckoo is keeping me company today
hope you have a good one