Back again early on Sunday morning a vocal but elusive Cuckoo finally gave itself up for a photo. Other heathland specialities were also in evidence - scratchy Dartfords and musical Woodlarks - while a Green Hairstreak was my first of the year. But for the apparent inability of numerous dog walkers to observe the polite signs asking them to keep their dogs under control, it was a pretty perfect place to spend some time.
|Cuckoo, Morden Bog (#179)|
|Tree Pipit (#180)|
|Meadow Pipit with a Common Heath moth|
|A male Redstart was singing from a lofty perch|
|Stonechats look like they might have a good breeding year|
|Another young Stonechat|
|And a late entry for the photo year list - a backlit Spotted Flycatcher on Portland last weekend (#181)|