The search for the cuckoo was then to ensue and we spent longer than we had hoped tramping up and down the various footpaths and bridleways in the vein hope of connecting with it. I must admit it was rather frustrating that the other "observers" weren't putting in their fair share of effort as they simply remained rooted to one spot staring at the one area directly in front of them whilst Dan and I scouted the entire area as thoroughly as we could. However, the reward came on my final walk down to Kynance Cove, just as the sun began to reach the horizon the GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO came shooting across the moors between a few clumps of bushes!!! Frantically waving to the rest of the people, a small stampede ensued and before long all but two people secured decent flight views of it before it went to roost.
The Great Spotted Cuckoo spot
Other species of note included a showy Cuckoo and a flyover Marsh Harrier without a tail.
Many thanks, as always, to Dan for the driving!