The first Cuckoo was heard calling around the Stonehill area this morning. Also around the Forest the first Tree Pipits have begun arriving. Woodlarks appear to be in good numbers and despite the Pylons/King Standing/Crows Nest Clump area being burnt there are still Woodlarks present there.
Earlier in the week several people reported seeing Red Kites; mainly over the higher sections of the Forest.
It does seem that the barmy weather has really confused the birds.