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Monday 9th June 2014

An update on a few days a week or so ago when all I had time for was quick trips out locally.

30th May to Wicken Fen to see if I could photograph a Cuckoo. Three were around, two males and a female, but the closest one came was 70/80 metres away so a heavily cropped shot was all I could manage.

On the way home, a male Roe Deer showed close to the road.

and that was the end of a diappointing couple of hours.

2nd June saw me back at Wicken Fen again. This time I managed to get quite close to the Cuckoos except for the fact that they were always on the wrong side of the hedge or tree and made a rapid exit as soon as I showed. To be expected but flying off calling 'Cuckoo' made me feel quite the idiot!!!

Giving up again, I made my way to the car park, only to see one perched on a post and this time it did not fly. SUCCESS!!!

Still cropped but by far my best shot of the species so far.

4th June I noticed some fledglings in the garden so tried those. A juvenile Robin showed well - one bred in the garden.

and some Blue Tits from next doors garden

and the usual greedy Starling that decides to bring the brood of 6 it raised in my house roof to my fat ball feeders in the early morning and cleaning them out before I get up.

Still, Starlings are now endangered so I must not complain.

Since this day was my birthday and the family had plans, it was a short session.