Want the good news, or the bad news first. Well, I think we really should start with the good news, this morning down at Carnain on the water, was a Shelduck with her brood. The bad news was that seconds before, I had just seen a Gull carrying off one of the ducklings, with the other Shelduck trying to mob the Gull, but to no avail.
Back at home and the Cuckoo has been calling for most of the day in and around the wood, with the female returning her call from time to time.
I had a chance meeting with Trevor Guy the other week who was over here on holiday. Trevor writes www.paghambirder.blogspot.com and has some cracking images, well worth a look at.