Location: Westhay-Shapwick-Ham Wall
Observation: Headed to Westhay as i thought a quiet start to the day, car park almost full and a coach there ! But on wandering round reserve i only see 5 people !
There were 2 Cettis singing away on walk down to hide with nothing from hide, looks like they've cut reeds very recently. A Few Dragonflies about mostly paired up.
On Drive to Ascott Corner in Field 5 Egrets feeding, Parked up and headed along to Noahs and Ham Wall, Scrape Bear ! Noah hide full ! So surveyed the the lake from bushes all distant so walked over to Meare Heath Hide A Gang of Long Tailed tits Abushed me on way Blue,Great TIts And a Goldcrest in flock.
Its a Goldcrest ! You know what there like !
Some Pretty Shrooms Outside Hide
Flyover Cormorant @ Meare Heath
Also a Stonechat got to hide, thinking 5 species before i leave, opened shutter nothing !! Sat for about 10 mins still nothing then a lone cormorant landed followed by Gadwall, Teal, Kingfisher and Coot popped out then a Marsh Harrier ! Followed by Cettis, Moorhen to end Mute swan flyover nice. Now to Ham Wall on way back a Great White Egret was on Scrape with 5 snipe.
Ham Wall saw Marsh Harrier from new Tor Hide with another Great White Egret.
Distant But !!
With the sun starting to set headed home happy, I'll be back soon for Starlings !
On drive home in field A39 Coxley at least 10 Buzzards on ground feeding on ploughed field .
Greylag Geese Over Noah's
Weather: Blue Skies - Cloudy + Cold
Other Species: 2 Marsh Harrier, 15 Buzzard, 2 Great White Egrets, 5 Snipe, Goldcrest, Cettis, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Teal, Gadwall, Cormorant, Stonechat, Jay, Mute Swan, Kingfisher, Little Egret, Greater Spotted Woodpecker.
Thanks For Looking !