On a photographic trip to the Northumberland Coast today we visited Druridge Bay and were delighted to see this young Cuckoo fly down onto a fence post less than fifty yards away. What I hadn't expected was that it would let me get to within a few yards of it, then fly down onto the ground to pose for one last photograph before flying away. I have often heard Cuckoos in Northumberland, I have caught brief glimpses of what I thought were cuckoos, but I've never got this close. However I do think that it's probably time that it was on its way to Africa. And to think that I nearly left my camera at home today.