A quick 7.30am walk around White Coppice - Brinscall was rewarded with FIVE sightings of cuckoos! All grey, all flying, males calling. Saw a pair a twice (suspect the same pair) and then a single bird.
The moors were full of trampling pipits, a few lark and stonechat. And a pair of curlew were calling round their territory.
The Goit was bridged by warbling (willow and garden), chunnering tits and pnuematic wrens. Also spotted a pair of green peckers. I've still to see a pied flycatcher...
Photo of cuckoo from www.bbc.co.uk