Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Ham Wall,Westhay - Somerset Levels


Date: 04/05/2015

Location: Ham Wall, Westhay - Somerset Levels


Observation:  Went down to Ham Wall to have another look at Hudsonian Godwit as my first picture was awful :( But on arriving couldn't locate bird, lots of twitchers looking !
As I walked past the crowd heard a pair of squabble Whitethroat directly behind person with turquoise t-shirt in picture ! 
No one turned round to look ,I did :)



Walked on up to Meare Heath hide with Blackcap's singing, Bitterns booming and my first Cuckoo of the year. Heard around 4/5 at days end and around 6 Booming Bitterns.


Plenty of Chiffchaff as well


Walked back towards Ham Wall And viewpoint 2. First saw a Buzzard, Swifts, then like a gang of thugs Hobbies around 10 then looking around skies 20+ amazing sight, lots of flies and Dragonflies around the reserve.


Walked around Walton Heath Loop more Hobbies and Bitterns a fly past Great White Egret and Marsh Harrier! 
Then there sat this little fellow.... thought I had a Nightingale looked at ID was not sure. But now I've been told its a Garden Warbler, Excellent! Not really seen one before so new tick !


Just before leaving this Song Thrush was sat in car park just watching 


At Westhay Cettis Warblers, Reed Warblers & Reed Bunting where singing everywhere but could hardly see any. More Cuckoo's here and Bitterns Booming, Hobbies counted 4,
 2 using tree as staging post, dive out, catch a dragon then back on same tree .


A Great Day Highlight Hobbies !!!

Weather: Cloudy, Some Sun

Other Species:  Whitethroat, Black Tailed Godwits, Buzzard, Hobby, Bittern, Great White Egret, Blackcap , Chiffchaff, Reed Warblers & Buntings, Garden Warbler - Plus many more !


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