Friday, 3 May 2013

I'm going Cuckoo

There is a Cuckoo knocking about on Bull Island at present so I headed there early this morning for a look. It was difficult to pin down but I finally found it hiding out in the long grass. This is the earliest I've had cuckoo in Ireland and it was also a year tick which was nice. I watch it for around an hour as it did a bit of nest searching and it was the meadow pipits that this particular cuckoo was interested in. It checked at least 4 nest sites out while I was there and it was also feeding on what looks to be black caterpillars. So another one off the year list. Nice!


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