Sunday, 28 October 2012

All quiet on the Levels

FOR once the Somerset Levels were very quiet yesterday, although the bright sunshine made up for it.  The wintering duck numbers are starting to build, although as one of the their usual sites is currently dry and the other potential site is undergoing works, they were at the RSPB's Ham Wall instead.  The main spp. were Shoveller and Gadwall with a few teal.  The Great White Egret was joined by herons and cormorants.

I was pleased to see a few dragonflies but I fear that their days are very numbered now.  One amazing site was a mallard sending up a huge plume of water whilst bathing:





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