Its interesting that Enid's daffodils were all out on April 7th - I think most of ours had finished by then! I have yet to hear a cuckoo this year, or see a swallow. We don't often hear cuckoos here for some reason, but do here them on walks in near-by countryside. Not sure why we don't hear them locally, as there are woods etc just at the back of the house.
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'
(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)