Sunday, 22 April 2012

The first Cuckoo of the year in Nant Valley, a Tree Pipit on Pencristin and six Grasshopper Warblers in the gardens and withies were amongst the more notable sightings of the day. A scattering of warblers inland saw fewer numbers than yesterday, although a single Goldcrest was new in. Wheatear-numbers were again around the forty-mark, whilst two Sand Martins, 49 Swallows and nine House Martins passed through. A Sparrowhawk and Kestrel were seen around the mountain raptor-wise, and three Curlews and 19 Whimbrels were seen around the coast.

The Cuckoo spent the best part of the day feeding eagerly on caterpillars and other insects in Nant Valley 

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