Thursday, 13 May 2010

Whinchat, Tree Pipit and Cuckoo

A single female Whinchat was on the limestone pavements this morning on what was a beautiful morning weatherwise. Two Tree Pipits included one in the Hawthorns. Tw Chiff-chaff and a Willow Warbler entertained in the bushes while the limestones could only muster up 3 Wheatears. Highlight of the morning was a Cuckoo seen by Julian Hughes in the hawthorns above the cemetery. The Cuckoo opposite was taken in Cross Inn Forest on April 8th, my earliest ever daye for this species. Todays Cuckoo was the second up there this year, a good showing of what is a less than annual species up here.

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