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!.

Thanks Rob!

A good day for butterflies and dragonflies yesterday, with a small tortoiseshell in the gardens added to  the list.