Sunday 15th April 2012

   Chew Valley lake was the aim today. From Stratford hide there were 3 Garganey (2 Drakes and a Duck). The Spotted Sandpiper and the 'Richardsons' Cackling Canada Goose were at Herriotts pool. As we were watching an Osprey flew along the reedbed, on the lake side. We drove to Sutton Wick, but we were just in time to see it fly by. Then onto picnic site 2, where it caught a fish, and i managed to at least get a shot before it flew towards the dam and picnic site 1. We drove to the dam, but it flew straight over and on towards Chew Magna, followed and harrassed by some Crows and Rooks.

Richardsons Canada Goose

Richardsons Canada Goose (right) with a normal Canada Goose

   On the bugs side of nature, we had at least 5 Orange-tip butterflies today.

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