Tuesday, 30 May 2017

A great days birding on the Somerset Levels 29th May 2017.

Little Bittern

We had a day out yesterday up to Somerset levels, at Ham Wall & Shapwick with Iain, Dave & Dibs.

Despite it being a bank holiday it was quite quiet, probably because of the persistent heavy downpours from the heavens!

However it proved very good on the bird front with a female Red-footed Falcon showing well but distant within minutes of our arrival.

This was quickly followed by a Little Bittern, Garden Warbler & Eurasian Bittern along with numerous Marsh Harriers, Great White Egrets, Cuckoos, Bearded Tits, Cettis warbler & Hobbies.

The only one we missed was the glossy Ibis but a good haul of birds by anybodies standards!

Apologies for the quality of the photos but most were taken at long distance in pouring rain or really crap light (technical term!).

female Red-footed Falcon


Great crested Grebe

Bearded Tit (female)

Mute swan with 7 cygnets

Mute swan with 7 cygnets

Mute swan with 7 cygnets




I thought it was a Cetti's but been told its a Reed warbler, obviously not the one doing all the singing!

Great White Egret


swopticsphoto said...

Great post Adrian. Good pics considering the light. Have a great time in Colorado. Steve