We heard and saw a cuckoo in the Welland valley. In fact we heard both the male's well-known call, and the female's "bubbling chuckle", something I hadn't even known existed. You can hear it in the short video.
We caught sight of a reed bunting flying over the water, and saw a couple of red kites backlit by the sun.
From Gretton, along the footpath which crosses the railway line, and the Welland, to Thorpe by Water.
Along Thorpe Road to Lyddington
Up the hill and over the A6003 to Stoke Dry and Eyebrook reservoir
A pause for a slice of ginger cake, then on to Great Easton, and a village shop!
Over the river again and on to Rockingham, where we had another pause in the churchyard.
Then back along the valley to Gretton.