Cuckoo day

28 April 2016
Two nice arrivals today. The cuckoo at 7am and the stock of the Wildlife booklet at 11am. Good timing. Along with the cuckoo there were reed warblers, the cuckoo's unwilling hosts, coming over at exactly the same time and joining the sedge warblers in the reedbeds; also a couple of whimbrel migrating through and a general sense that spring is breaking through at last.