Most of the cuckoo reports from The Lodge have come from birds heard calling just off the reserve this year, and Rob Gilmore saw and photographed this juvenile on a post in the field just before you reach the reserve, as he walked up from the station yesterday.
Rob also got this cracking image of a treecreeper and a young robin just getting his/her red beast!.
A good day for butterflies and dragonflies yesterday, with a small tortoiseshell in the gardens added to the list.
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