This would be the second sighting of a Muntjac deer on the CONR, the first being three years ago. The one spotted this time was actually near to the road by the small model railway site.
The return of the swallows were noted on 13 May. For the last few years the swallows have not been as numerious as in previous years, however let’s hope that this year they will gain in numbers.
The Kestrel has been absent fron Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve for some years now, but one was spotted hovering over the reserve today (May 4th 2019).
On the 16 April 2019 a cuckoo was heard. It seems to have stayed because it’s been heard a few times since.
The calls are used in order to demonstrate ownership of a territory and to attract a mate.