The weeks of rain have cleared to a scorching heat; temperatures upwards of 30. I’ve been hit with a ton of work, so the two visits I managed to the patch last week were rushed with little to report and few photos to share.
No sign of any red-backed shrikes since the half dozen or so I saw last week. Also no sign of spotted flycatchers, which is odd because I am seeing a reasonable number of them in the city.
The highlight of the weekend was a great view of a female cuckoo on Saturday morning. It was calling from a perch on the big dead tree for some time. This is the first time I have seen the female this year.
I also saw the penduline tits carrying food to their nest, so still looking good for them. No quails this week.
Lots of starlings now, including many…
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