23 February 2008
Cheddar Reservoir again, and more shots of the Great Northern Diver and Red-necked Grebe. Notice how the diver is a different bird to the one I photographed on the 10th. The pale fringes go much further down the back and the upper mandible of the bill is more overlapping. The head is also much stockier, a shape that was always apparent.
22 February 2007
There's been up to five Cattle Egrets near North Petherton. This one showed well and proving that the car acts as a great hide, fed unconcerned the whole time I was watching it. I left it feeding amongst sheep.
17 February 2008
This Red-necked Grebe (top) at Cheddar Reservoir was quite mobile. It came close enough for a few photos just briefly.
This horrible grotty Black Redstart (lower) was still at Brean Cove. It looks like it's been sticking its head in the sand. There was also a slightly nicer (probably imm male) bird present.
10 February 2008
Yet another Great Northern Diver at Cheddar Reservoir. One bird present today, not particularly close, but in great light.
9 February 2008
A rubbish photo of two of the three Cattle Egrets at Stretcholt. The other big white blobs are Little Egrets. If you can't tell the difference, go and read a bird guide. The big black thing in the middle is the arse of a cow.
2 February 2008
This Iceland Gull at Minehead has been present for a week, and I'm grateful to it for staying until the weekend (if you can be grateful to a bird!). It showed well on the Tesco pond and on the seafront.