© Steve Marshall / Wild Future
Hepatic Cuckoo © P Harrision

A rare female hepatic (brown) Cuckoo was spotted and photographed by Phil Harrison on June 1st. It was seen about half way down the river bank in a tree. Interestingly there was another hepatic cuckoo sighting in almost exactly the same place on 1st May 2010. Quite a lot of female Cuckoos are very site faithful. So we wonder if it might be the same bird !!

For further details of other birds seen at Stocker's Lake please visit our Sightings Page.

June 2012