Saturday, August 22, 2015

Soil Hill

Just a quick trip up to Soil Hill this early evening to see what was about. After one Spotted Flycatcher on 17th, I was pretty thrilled to see 2 today. They are down the track to the left of the Koi Farm up on Soil Hill and were showing very well, fly-catching right above me. 
On the way down I got a pleasant surprise in the form of a Juvenile Cuckoo perched up on one of the walls along Taylor Lane, opposite New Fold Farm. I managed to rattle off a few photos but it must have flown off whilst I was texting it out, as it was not there when I looked again. Despite checking all the walls I was unable to pick it up again.
Just a quick note from the 17th when in addition to the Spotted Flycatcher there were also 2 Twite, which flew over Taylor Lane. I had only stopped at that point as my attention was held up by two Weasel kits which had start play fighting in the road in front of me.

6 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Great stuff Daniel.
The Cuckoo's brill, well spotted (& on the doorstep as well).
John

Brian Sumner . said...

Nice find Daniel, got the 2 Spotted Flycatchers briefly before the rain started but dipped on the cuckoo

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Well done Daniel - not a bad afternoon !!!

Daniel Branch said...

Glad you got the Spot Flys Brian, I lost the cuckoo after about 5 mins and could not pick it up again. Hopefully this weather might bring a few more things down.

Dave Brotherton Photography said...

Great finds and shots, nice one

NTBR said...

Well done Daniel.