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Friday, 24 July 2009

Norfolk GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO still present


A fairly worn adult-type GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO is still showing well this morning - resting in the sun in a tall Sycamore immediately due south of Gramborough Hill inland of the Quags track and visible distantly from the A149. It is not a juvenile as I previously reported - Dave Appleton's fine image above confirming this.

Last night, it frequently commuted between the Hawthorns on Gramborough Hill and the hedgerow adjacent to Meadow Lane, and represents only the third record for the Cley Recording Area, following a juvenile along East Bank on 21 October 1977 and a further juvenile briefly over the West Bank near Coastguards on 7 July 1992.