Thursday, 21 April 2016
While working in Penderyn, this afternoon, I was chuffed to hear and see my first Cuckoo of the year. I heard it approach from the North and then saw it fly in and land in a tree only 20m or so from me. After calling there for a while, it flew off South, passing quite close to me. It didn't fly away completely, but stopped at a couple of other trees on its way. Obviously a newly arrived male, setting out its territory. I also heard, but failed to see my first Redstart. In fact there were around three within earshot, but none were close enough to get onto without bins.