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Thursday, 16 April 2015

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Firstly well done to Martin Bevan for finding his 2nd county first. No tie I'm afraid but enjoy your well earned pint. Secondly to MCP for the excellent directions for me to scope it from the road, having one's leg in a cast isn't the best for birding 'off road'. And lastly well done to Dean Bolt, who today becomes the county's top lister over-taking the late SJM. Photo above sent by Phil Hill.
Notice to local birders - please log and record all your other species sightings at the sites along the valley, as this is an under-recorded area. Thanks GRC/GBC.
Stop Press: Judd Hunt who is in Sicily this week on tour found a Cream-coloured Courser, the first for island since 1977.


Phil Hill said...

I think this is Martin's second county first. Black Winged Stilt.

John Wilson said...

Glad you got it Jake. You did well to get it from the road so well done Mike. When I got there it had gone right to the top of the hill behind a line of trees so wouldn't have been visible from the road. It called a few times. Nice views of Whinchat, Tripit and Redstart on the long yomp up there too.