Sunday 19th May

Last year on the 16th May, the male Cuckoo arrived and soon found his partner, who had already been on the reserve for about two weeks. In the afternoon, Ian and myself watched two Cuckoos carry out a mating ritual.

This year the male arrived on the 17th but no female, and this morning Ian text to say he had seen the pair and when Bob and myself arrived an hour later we witnessed a similar display to last year, it certainly looked like they had already spotted a Pipits nest. Photos attached were taken at some distance and therefore not very clear.

Bob, Ian and Bri