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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Early Bird, Family Day & Titchwell RSPB!

A Cuckoo was calling continuously at 2.15am!!!! I listened in disbelief! Stuck my head out of the window and yes, there was a Cuckoo calling – I wasn't dreaming! Never heard one at this time of night! Odd!!!

Did a Couch To 5K run this morning and saw a Barn Owl carrying prey (looked like a rat), a Cuckoo calling and a few Whitethroats, not bad for 'Urban Birding'!!!

Spent the rest of the day with my mother and sisters at Holme. Did some clearing in the garden with my shears for mother – her garden is like a jungle! Then spent the evening at Titchwell RSPB. Heard the Turtle Dove in the car park. Saw and heard two Cetti's Warblers, Sedge Warblers singing, Blackcap, Blackbirds collecting food, Marsh Harrier, Robins, Herons, a Chinese Water Deer, a Muntjac and the highlight was a Bittern booming!

Back to work tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Penny
    I took my Mum to Titchwell for 6am yesterday, my Dad won't go birdwatching that early these days, she loved it. Had great views of the Cettis, the one round the meadow trail(?). He's been showing so well, especially in the bush left of the bench, its been brilliant in the last few weeks. My highlight as well was hearing a bittern booming, 8 times over 3 hours. Fantastic. One day I'll see one at Titchwell.
    Must try and get there in the evening straight from the train.
    I enjoy reading your updates.
    My parents remember your Dad from years ago. Keep remembering all the wonderful times and memories with him and about him, even the littlest.
    Take care