Saturday 20th April 2013

Pied-billed Grebe
  A trip to Ham Wall RSPB on the Levels again today. After quite a long search we finally saw the Pied-billed Grebe, which was frustrating us by calling regularly, but not showing. Got a couple of shots through the reeds, best i could do im afraid. Other birds seen there, while waiting were, 2 Great White Egrets, 3 Garganey (2 Drakes), Marsh Harrier, 2 Whitethroats, Hobby, Red Kite, Cuckoo, Bitterns booming and Willow Warbler. All that and the sun was out, amazing!!!!

  We decided to head for Chew on the way back. We stopped at the shops, and i was told by a birder, of a Wood Warbler at the Lodge at Blagdon. So that was the next stop instead. Got to the car park, no-one there, strange as its not a common bird in these parts anymore! But there it was singing in the trees around the Lodge car park. I eventually got some shots in the sun, best shots i have of Wood Warbler by quite a way! Not a bad day after all.

Wood Warbler

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