Chew today. Water level still really high, although Herons Green pool has lowered dramatically. Lots of Ducks, Great Crested Grebes and Coot about.. A lone
Black-tailed Godwit on HG pool, was slightly out of
the ordinary. There were 2 juvenile Hobby's showing really well at Stratford hide, again though, shame
about the light!!! Sorry moaning as usual.
We then had a quick drive along the South shore of Blagdon lake. There were reports of a Black-necked Grebe there. We didnt see it. We drove a bit further on, and i noticed a snake in the road. It was a Grass Snake, about 3 foot long, but something was not quite right? Its scales along its back were not aligned properly and were stood up. It must have been run over. I was photographing it when its mouth filled with blood, sadly on the way back along the road, we found it had died. Shame for such a nice looking animal, even if you dont like snakes too much!
Just after that we saw a friend of mine and
a group of birders, they were watching the
Black-necked Grebe, which was showing quite well, nice bird.