Red Kite, Cuckoos and more,South Brent - 10.6.15

1000-1500 Sunny but cold E Wind. Parked car where yesterday I had seen 2 Whitethroat feeding 2,possibly 3, well fledged youngsters. No sign today. Walked out onto open moor, first notable sighting a group of 18 Mistle Thrush ,later saw another 2. At about 11.30 am, whilst watching a kestrel ,saw a high flying red kite come off the moor heading South East towards Buckfast.At about 12 noon two cuckoos began calling near the Harbourne River. Both later seen and one poorly photographed. Also saw amongst other birds, 4 reed bunting, a whinchat2 yellowhammer at that location. Quite a few meadow pipits, a couple of linnets and strangely just one stonechat seen on the way back, when I saw another 2 Yellowhammer in a different location. A feature of a good day was the numbers of wood pigeon all flying east in small groups of 5 -12.Well over 100 birds in total. A couple of common blues in a sheltered spot,, as I left were the icing on the cake!

Cuckoo - South Brent -10.6.15
Cuckoo - South Brent -10.6.15

One of 4 Reed Buntings -South Brent - 10.6.15
One of 4 Reed Buntings -South Brent - 10.6.15

One of 4 Yellowhammers -South Brent - 10.6.15
One of 4 Yellowhammers -South Brent - 10.6.15

Posted June 10th, 2015 at 6:20 pm by David Pakes in Bird News