LOTS of lovely birds on the Somerset Levels today - marsh harriers, black-tailed godwits, 3 ruffs, dozens of sand martins, booming bitterns, squealing water-rails, as well as singing chiff-chaffs, a reed (or sedge?) warbler and blackcaps, plus - as a special bonus - several prancing grebes.
But the stellar bird stars of the day were the two long-billed dowitchers. This brings Steve's year count to around 109-ish...and these were lifers for both of us.
Here are the grebes - at the limit of my camera...
Cool weather- cool day.