Started out Monday morning up to Fly Flatts with the intention
of staying there for a while but it never happened as I got up there
the moors were on fire and the fire brigade were all around the reservoir.
10+ Swallows , 10+ Wheatear, 3 Red Grouse, 2 Pheasant ,
Flock of Meadow Pipits, flock of Linnet.
Next stop was up to Soil Hill but all I found was dog poop on the track,
then on to Taylor lane in search for Spotted Flycatcher and Cuckoo but
all I got was wishful thinking but I did see a black rabbit in the fields,
wild or escapee its a mystery, so went down to Cromwell Bottom with
more wishful thinking but all I got was Gnat bites and my arms are swollen
to twice the size, bumped in to Mike Henshaw and Kath Gammell and had
a nice chat and telling me the the open day was a success which was nice to
hear, but no sign of the Little Egret.
Tuesday at work kept getting messages that the cuckoo was still being seen
up at Taylor lane so had a venture up after work, parked the car opened the door
and there it was on the telephone wires, I was well chuffed as its a first for me just
a shame the lighting was so poor but at least I got a few shots of it and then John
popped up and seen it as well so that was two of us that were happy and two farmers
stopped in there jeep and told us that they'd seen a cuckoo on the wall earlier in the day.