Sunday, August 22, 2010

Boat Trip - Willington

Having seen more of the Kingfishers on the river in the past few days I decided to take a boat out this morning to try and pin them down. I saw three, possibly four birds, undoubtedly a family group which I'm pleased have bred but I need to put much more work in to get any half-decent photographs.

What was a surprise was what I at first thought was a Sparrowhawk, but which turned out to be a perched Cuckoo. Not the regular male bird from earlier in the season but a female type (possible juvenile ?) which may just be a passage bird rather than evidence of local breeding this year.

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