Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Westhay, Greylake + Ham Wall - Somerset Levels

Date: 17/02/2015

Location: Westhay, Greylake + Ham Wall - Somerset Levels 
Observation: Blue skies and new camera settings so headed for the Levels first off Westhay, car park almost full, half term I suppose. But as usual didn't see many people on reserve was hoping for a Firecrest but after walking London Drove a few times no sign, did see 3 Buzzard, Great White Egret, Goosander and a very obliging Chiffchaff and Long Tailed Tit though.

settings working well !

Next Greylake, again very busy with best spots for car park feeders taken :( . 
even the Reed Bunting was wondering who left the gate open !

So headed round to hides after squeezing into a space 
SNIPE 20 ft in front hide in beautiful light ! Nice .

Shoveller, Gadwall, Wigeon in numbers everywhere also Curlew and Lapwing.

Even two sticks is enough camouflage for this beautiful bird !

Kestrel hunting on way back to car park, on arriving back at van a space appeared by feeders so a quick bit of maneuvering kettle on and started to watch as Reed Bunting, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tits, Dunnocks, Chaffinch and the stars the Starlings. 
Having a right scrap over seed.

Dunnock death stare !

Waiting his turn

 Queue jumping not accepted !!

Come and have go ...!

After an hour or so headed round to Ham Wall on way home, parked in new car park, better than scrapping roof on old car park barrier ! Heard Cetti's Warbler, Just missed Bittern and Marsh Harrier not 5 mins ago. 

Always the way but a good day was had and happier with 7d mkii setting now i think .

Weather: Blue Skies temp around 5c 

Other Species: Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Curlew, Buzzard, Kestrel, Snipe, Shoveller, Wigeon, Starlings, Gadwall, Great White Egret, Goosander, Lapwing, Cetti's Warbler, Long Tailed Tit.

Thanks for Reading and looking! 

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