This morning there were two cuckoos seen by the Small Gravel Pit. One was calling and the other was silent, so presumably was a female. Later a male was calling on the southern edge of the Slurry Lagoon and a silent Cuckoo was also present. These both then flew to the railway land where another male was calling. So there were at least three Cuckoos present and may have been five. There were also thirteen singing Garden Warblers and a Green Hairstreak was seen on the Causeway. PS.
This morning there was an Arctic Tern which flew around the Slurry Lagoon and Deep Pit before leaving, going north-east. On the river there was a Common Sandpiper and a large group of Swallows and Swifts paused to forage over the Slurry Lagoon before continuing passage north and a Cuckoo was heard briefly. PS.
This morning, during the bird count, a Red Kite was seen. There was also a Jay and two Cuckoos. Eleven Garden Warblers and three Grasshopper Warblers were also heard. PS.