All pics for this post (c) 2009 Vince Cowell
Our reliable Cuckoo still seems to be in its accustomed place, allowing fairly good views. Here it can be seen attempting to swallow its main diet in the area - caterpillars. I suppose the string holding it in place will sever within the next fortnight when it will set off south. There are still plenty of butterflies and dragonflies around, especially in sheltered places and where there are plenty of nectaring plants for the butterflies.