The chickens were SCREAMING. The Channel Billed Cuckoo was hovering with menace and so all the chickens run to hide under the bushes. In the permaculture garden there are lots of layers of vegetation, the smaller plants that enjoy living under fruit trees include Monstera Deliciosa, pineapple sage, hazelnut, native raspberry, orchids, begonia.
Chickens love hiding places. You can see this Cuckoo has been feasting on our Mulberries. He was so fat and heavy that the branches of the trees were waving goodbye as he moved from tree to tree.