Wednesday 16th May

A rare beautiful day in between the awful weather we are having this month and this afternoon had one of those special moments. A female Cuckoo has been seen on the site for a couple of weeks now, and this morning was the first time a male was heard calling. This afternoon both male and female were seen together, Ian and i watched for approx 1/2 an hour, watching one cuckoo is a lucky encounter but two together is fantastic, especially with the decreasing numbers, hopefully later this year we will see a few young ones. Attached are a few photos of the male and possibly the new parents!!
Also is a photo of a Heron seen landing on the fishing pond, and one of the three new calves born in the last few days, please keep well clear of the brown highland, she can be very aggressive.