Jane and I were at Donna Nook yesterday On the way down the approach road we saw a Little owl on a sign post. A good start for a walk on a lovely sunny day. As we went long the path in the lee of the dunes we kept sighting a small raptor resting on the path and flying into the bushes. We reckoned the bird was a juvenile Cuckoo - its identity has been confirmed by the LBC. I wonder if was recently fledged and was stocking up with insects before flying south to the tropics.
It was a good day in a poor summer for butterflies. We saw the usual Large whites with Meadow browns and lots of common blues.