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.


Bradshaw Rambler said...

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

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.