Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Ham Wall & Shapwick On the Levels


Date:15/09/2015
Location: 
Ham Wall-Shapwick On the Levels
Weather: Grey cloud rained for 1hr 
Other Species: 
Black Tailed Godwits,Peregrine,Hobby,Buzzard,Marsh Harrier,Kestrel,Great White Egret,Little Egret,Bittern,Lapwing + many more
Observation:
First news of the Nuthatch which was on are tree and feeders for 2 days ,looking at photos of him not in best condition.This morning found dead :( no obvious wounds ?


Today only chance of a bit of birding in the dry so headed to the Somerset levels and first Shapwick, on meare scrape it was all going off !


With this being the reason why,
 a peregrine falcon swooped in to take lapwing !


 very distant but great to watch. The Peregrine then shared the meal with a Crow, Not !


On Noah's counted 4 Black Tern at great distance,Great White Egrets and Marsh harrier
also this chap in the drizzle.


A Great White flypast from the hide.


On to Ham Wall now,Purple Heron and Glossy Ibis about but spotted this Roe Deer ,First one i've seen here.


Then A Bittern bit of a white sky but always nice to see one !


On VP2 (Viewpoint 2) Saw Marsh Harrier hunting made several passes ,not flushing any Glossy's or Purple Herons :(


Flies along then suddenly stops to check it out .
Great tail feathers.


To End a Ruddy Darter a great if slightly damp day .


Thanks for looking