Sunday, 6 May 2012

Somerset Levels birding

Not many photos on this blog, but here's a list of what I saw and heard on the Somerset Levels yesterday.  Weather was cold, blustery and overcast most of the time (thanks weather gods!) but the birding was good... (sorry Steve!):
  • Numerous hobbies swooping low over the water
  • 2 bitterns in flight and lots booming
  • Marsh Harrier quartering over the reeds
  • Water-rails screeching
  • Whitethroats, willows, chiff-chaffs, blackcaps, and lots of garden warblers singing
  • Whinchat
  • Redshanks, lapwing and bt godwits
  • Gt white egret and cattle egrets
  • Lots of young coromants, cygnets and goslings
  • Random ducks
  • Hundreds of swifts and swallows, with the odd martin sp.
  • Cuckoos cuckooing
  • A darting kingfisher
  • Other common water birds and woodland birds.

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