We headed to Cannock Chase today it appeared to be quite again when we first got there but then we were walking along and Dave said he could hear a Redstart so we walked into the woody area and soon located him, stunning bird and nice views through bins.
Then Dave had a female Cuckoo go over but I never saw it was a little dissapointed after hearing one last time and also hearing one on my local patch but just not having luck seeing one lol
On the walk back down the Path there was a Tree Pipit just sitting on the log not bothered by us at all so we went closer still no reaction so we took some photos then he even flew to the log right behind us then he flew into the grass feeding still not bothered by us we took the chance to get some more photos this was awesome to get photos of such a lovely bird and a bird that are usually not showy like this, Dave was over the moon as he has seen many Tree Pipits but never been able to photograph them like this before, we both had very big smiles :)
We then went back to the car and went to a different part of Cannock Chase to look for Wood Lark we decided to leave the cameras in the car lol
On the walk down we saw another Redstart which was lovely then we walked abit further and Dave went Cuckoo I went where where he said on the post over there, yeppy I was over the moon my first Cuckoo of the year :) As we walked round and closer he didn't move then we walked closer and he flew even closer to us lol my best ever views such a stunning bird we were both happy to just have views like this but a bit gutted we didn't take cameras lol
Had been a great day two year ticks at Cannock and great views of both :)