5 reed bunting
then i had a quick look to see how far my dad had got down the steps but when i looked he had moved barly passed the info board.i asked why he stopped and then a sound i have not heard for years rung out.'cuck-oo' is my description for it and everybody will know what that means.we either have a cuckoo on our hands or some prat trying to get lucky with a tape player.we hopped into the hen brook hide to find an almost complete mc-donalds.but this is where we thought the cuckoo was calling from.no sign.but a few reed warblers were chattering away and a cettis was singing.we decided to get to the feeder hide as it shown us the field at the back,along the dense bushes and over the hen pool.after noting a few reed buntings and no more that 5 mins into our vigal and i got a shout from my dad asking what a cuckoo looks like(in his words this means he thinks he has th bird mentioned)my very basic description was a kestrel x sparrowhalk.then i had him flying towards us along the shrub line from the field.he came into land on the dead tree near the hide and managed to get noe shot before he was attacked by a magpie.this was taken through my bins:
givnen that the bird was only on the tree for 15 secs this isnt a bad image.from then on i was in a great mood.this being my first cuckoo for 3 years(although i heard one 2 years ago near stackpole head)the bird didnt show or call again.but what a birdall the birds seen on the second flash were pretty much the same as last time but 3+common sands were newcomers for the year(year tick).
1 green sand
2 stock doves
2 reed warbler
2 reed buntings
ill end the post with some pics and videos.