Monday 12th July

An adult Cuckoo was seen feeding on caterpillars and flying across the bottom of Birch Close Lane. It perched on a variety of posts and rails and then dropped to the ground to scoop up its prey, on one occasion it was mobbed by a Swallow. Nearby, a male Reed Bunting was similarly engaged, taking a large green caterpillar to its nest. Another was singing from a wire on the Glen Road and a pair of Linnet were close-by and two more pairs noted in the vicinity of Birch Close. Two post-breeding flocks of Starlings were in the area, a Kestrel was hunting over the moor and three pairs of Swallow were around Golcar Farm.
Paul King