It was a cold morning on Harden Moor with cloudy conditions and a temperature of just 2°C but our spirits were soon brightened up.We parked in our usual spot and went through the gate on to the path,we heard a bird calling, we stopped and listened, yes it was a Cuckoo. We were able to see it in a distant tree and headed towards it but it flew as we approached, we later got closer to it but the light was not good & our snaps were in silhouette.We had a wonder around seeing Willow Warbler,Song Thrush,Sand Martin,Green Woodpecker,Pied Wagtail & Little Owl.As we were leaving we got another view of the Cuckoo getting a better snap.
|Recognisable even in Silhouette|
|Our first sighting in a distant tree|
|Better snap of the Cuckoo as we were leaving|
|Cuckoo on Harden Moor 24/4/2016|