Weather, High Cloud
Wind S/E FORCE 3/4.
Took a stroll around Buller Downs yesterday morning for about 3 hours, bird activity was a little on the quite side with Chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, Linnets and the normal farmland species. I did however have my first though distant sighting of a Cuckoo sitting on some Telegraph Wires, there was one in this same area last year and I wonder if its a returning bird.
I then did a small circular walk along part of the Tresavean Tramway to the first Bridge, then down off the embankment and up a small lane to the B road that would take me back to the car. I was halfway along when passing a small piece of scrub land a flicker caught the corner of my eye, I saw it was a Whitethroat and it was very mobile. So I spent the next 30 mins standing quietly watching it flit around, it then disappeared behind a bush, thinking that was it I was almost ready to walk on when it flew back and settled on a fence post. It gave me about minute to get a few shots off, So I think the moral of this short post is " Never be in to much haste".