An Early Morning Session On The Local Canal

As well as watching a female mallard with eight tiny ducklings, I also saw – and heard – my first cuckoo of the year

It was in the copse behind me, called a couple of times, and then flew into a wood the other side of the road.

I was then thinking to myself, I haven’t seen a swift yet in 2022.

They’re always the last summer visitors to arrive and the first to go.