30th July 2017 Cuckoo

I spent most of the day working and cycling but I got out late evening. The Yellow-legged Gull was still at Princes Park and things were generally quiet on the headland. This Cuckoo sat out briefly set against the late evening sun. Quite a beautiful thing. It was flying in-between the electric fence post opposite Shooters, occasionally getting a bit of stick from a Meadow Pipit. Judging From the markings about the head it appears to be the same bird that showed up last Sunday, which has done a great vanishing act for the last 6 days!


Juvenile Cuckoo.


The Princes Park Yellow-legged Gull is proving fairly reliable since showing up on the 28th. I really thought we were going to draw a blank on these this summer. They were regular at the lake from the 9th July last summer so almost 20 days later this year and as yet in much small numbers.




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