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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Three Cuckoos confirmed for Taylor Lane

 Distant shots of the youngest of the 2 juvs
                                             The older juv
                                    Young un with white tufts
                                        Elder chunkier bird



                                   Ogden alive with Swallows

A late afternoon visit to Taylor lane confirmed to me that there are 1 ad and 2 juv Cuckoos present.
The 2 juvs were active feeding in the nettles but at distance with one bird younger that the other. Unfortunately, though the birds were near each other, I couldnt get them near enough to snap them side by side. The Cuckoo I say a day ago was neither of these birds, this being a full adult and as I was watching them the lady from the farm at the side came over to ask if I,d seen them. When I told her that 3 were about she told me she had seen the 3 together regular on the wires and pole but one of the birds was usually seen at the to of the road by the Koi farm which is where NK got an adult a few days ago. amazing stuff.

A quick 1800 hrs dog walk at Ogden this evening found several BHGs, 6 Commons and 4 LBBs but no sign of NKs YL Herring but several gulls will have moved on to roost by this time.
Nothing else on the water apart from the usual mallards but to compensate the sky was full of Swallows with around 200 taking advantage of the millions of flies around, all were slowly drifting >S.
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

I had a feeling that you'be checking out the Cuckoo situation.
Well done Bri for getting the three of them!
It seems pretty amazing to be to get 3 Cuckoo so late on - its nearly Sepember! - that must have broken some records!!
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Its a good record for our area if nothing else. Hope they have a safe flight to Africa