Saturday 19th May

Another cold wet morning, can’t believe its only 33 days to the longest day. Two pair of Bullfinches were at the feeders today along with Goldfinches and Chaffinches and seeing them does brighten up the day.
Heard the Cuckoo again today, first time since Wednesday.
Yesterday Ian and i met Steve and Neil looking for Coralroot Orchids but without success, we stopped for half an hour but without any luck, this time last year we found two. Neil said on Sandscale they are out but smaller than normal.
There are quite a few Carrion Crows nesting on the reserve, and we have found quite a few egg shells from other birds already and these are the likely culprits.