More Cuckoos

I've done a couple of surveys at either end of Lancashire in this past week and both have turned up Cuckoo, a species that is becoming really rare in the area. Today's jaunt up Leck Fell produced two males and a pair being harassed by Meadow Pipits and some splendid views. Of course, the camera was safely locked up so mega views were predictable.

The supporting cast of Wheatear young being fed by their parents, several Redstarts, Whinchats and Tree Pipits as well as a lovely Common Lizard all made the morning a very pleasant one.

I nipped in to Leighton Moss on the way back to have a look at the Marsh Harriers which were on view intermittently from the Grisedale hide but this Red Deer stag with velvety antlers stole the show.

Now to the football, though I must get on with this year's Lancashire Bird Report!


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