Staycation Cuckoo

Hayley Adams – Artist

Who Is



I’m a cuckoo and I’m as free as a bird. My main home is here in this tree however I don’t like the cold weather or the shortage of tasty bugs that winter brings, so every year I pack my suitcase and set off on the long journey to my sunny holiday home in Africa where the sun shines all day and the bugs are a’plenty.

Sadly, the Coronavirus put a stop to my plans to go back to Africa this year so, like everyone else, I stayed at home and I am enjoying an extended staycation here in this tree.

It’s not been so bad though, I’ve learnt to appreciate the things around me and I have some great neighbours in this park! Much like travellers who makes music on their guitars, I can sing a sweet song to make everyone feel alright.

I say don’t worry, we’ll all get to travel, migrate, and spread our wings again once more.

My Song

My Home

My home is a suitcase. It has stickers of my previous travels covering it – as you can see I’ve been here, there and everywhere! How many places have you been to and where do you hope to go next?

Where I Live

Find Me Here

From Great Stone Road, turn onto Ryebank Road and follow to the end.  Enter Ryebank Fields and turn sharp right, heading onto the field back towards the houses on Great Stone Road.  The birdbox is on a tree that’s all on its own towards the right side of the field.

People of


All the people you see on these pages have been absolutely amazing in a time which has been tough for everyone, especially people in the arts. However, these brilliant contributors have given their time for free to create for you a unique experience and hopefully allow you to enjoy and escape for a while from this pain of a pandemic.

All the contributors are now passing the baton over to you in the hope that you will add your support to this local community project and help our chosen local charity in these extremely difficult times. We’ve chosen the Chorlton & Didsbury Foodbank because we don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. They provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. You can now help this amazing operation by following the link to the donate page.

Thanks so much for your support, we hope you enjoy the hunt and let your friends know about it.

Please help Chorlton & Didsbury Foodbank by following the link below