5 Days surveying at Cannock Chase gave a few opportunities for photographs. Quite a nice place really considering its unpromising location, being virtually surrounded by large built up areas
Heard some noises that sounded like they were coming from a small passerine. Finally tracked down the culprit, a juvenile Cuckoo. Presumably the call which did seem quite pipit like, is all part of the cunning package
There were actually two birds in the same area flying around and giving the same calls, even in flight
One of the foster birds responding to the calls
Adult and juv House Martins. Juv bird on the right is a more of an off white than white, particularly around the chin. Also the tail is nice and new compared to the abraded adult's
Another juvenile with dirty white underparts
During the trip also came across a juv Dartford Warbler which surely must be a candidate for the most northerly. Have to look that one up.