This morning at Shenstone there were 2 Wheaters (1♂) present in ploughed fields along Witch Lane. The Cuckoo was still present singing near the Islamic School at Heath Lane and a 2nd Cuckoo was heard singing along Witch Lane (TMH). Also, a Cinnabar Moth was seen on the wing near Captains Pool (TS)
It was early afternoon before I was able to get around the patch by which time the Heath Lane Cuckoo had stopped singing and the 2 Wheatears had moved on. There was a new arrival though in a Garden Warbler that was singing from bushes along Stanklyn Lane.
I managed to locate the Cuckoo on Witch Lane and it was singing and showing quite well. This enabled me to get a photo and a sound recording of this bird....result!
Cuckoo - Shenstone, 23rd April 2011:
Cuckoo - Shenstone 23.04.11 by Shenstone Birder