When I arrived there were three lots of good news.
1. Rupert the Scraggedy hadn't been in and taken any more eggs.
2. There were an extra 2 nests, making a total of 41 nests by 29/05/11.
3. Ger (another volunteer) and Jason had just heard and then clearly seen landing on one of the colony fence posts - a Cuckoo!! right next to them. A cuckoo! (I've never seen one from a distance let alone close up.
so there was one bit of bad news.
1. I'd just missed seeing and hearing a Cuckoo close up.
I did manage to see this lovely little Skylark closeup, feeding and rummaging around on the ground.
It checked me out and kept on rummaging until a couple walked along the path and it flew off.
|Male Reed Bunting singing away on the Buckthorn, Kilcoole|