Superlatives don't really cover these pics by Rich Steel (fresh from his appearance on "Countryfile" at the weekend), of the extremely obliging young Cuckoo down at Parkgate recently - so hard to get a good view of the species these last few summers, let alone wonderful shots like these.
Almost enough to take my mind off the seawatching possibilities of this week, as the westerly continues to batter the trees at Dempsey Towers.
Almost. But not quite.
Wonder where that Cuckoo is now?
Thanks again for the pix Rich - the link to the man's site is on the right.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...