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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Going Cuckoo

      The Taylor Lane juv Cuckoo, a great find by Daniel Branch.

                     Very mobile around the area and keeping at distance


                   These 4 shots very distant with 50x Bridge



With 3 calls this morning followed by 4 this afternoon reporting the Taylor Lane Cuckoo still in the area I thought it worth a dinner time dash for my 4th attempt at the bird.
On arrival with just 10 minutes to spare things looked grim but a bit of patience and standing watching suddenly got the bird flying over the road to a gate post. it was very mobile moving around the walls and fence posts but seemed quiet happy in amongst a Cuckoos favourite habitat, nettles.
A few photos and back to work with a smile on my face.

A visit to Ogden this evening was poor with just 39 BHGs, 3 Common gulls and 2 juv LBBs as well as a single Gt Crested Grebe whilst in the sky a few Swallows headed suoth.
A Green Woodpecker flew across the promenade disappearing into trees.
BS

6 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Love the "eyeball" close up Bri.

You should see my pic of it - then again not.
Ta for the txt.
John.

Bradshaw Rambler said...

p.s.
I thought there were 2 Cuckoo on the telegraph line when I pulled up in the car, but when I got out one had gone.
I guess it was a Kestrel??

John

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Well done Bri for the dinner time bonus - did you get your sarnies as well ?!

Daniel Branch said...

Cracking shots Brian, glad you got it in the end.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

I'm in agreement with John I'm sure there were two Cuckoo up there
but just didn't see them together unless it was one of them wizard cuckoo's

Brian Sumner . said...

Looks like you were right lads, a male and a juv at dinner time.
Just managed to avoid choking on the sarnies Dave.