It was such a lovely evening that we decided to make up a picnic and go up onto the moors. We stopped off first at Cod Beck Reservoir hoping to see the cuckoo and whinchat as last year and we were not disappointed. As soon as we approached the car park we spotted a male cuckoo perched in a small tree. It then began to sing before it flew off. It was not long before we located it again, not too far away on the other side of the beck, this time with its mate. We didn't however manage to see a Whinchat, but who knows maybe next time. We couldn't resist fish and chips from the fish shop in Osmotherley and went up onto the moor to enjoy them in the evening sunshine.
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