26 September 2009
Firstly, the Long-billed Dowitcher at Chew Valley Lake (top) that showed distantly from Herriott's Bridge - though on all accounts this is a lot closer than it has been over the last few days. I also jammed in on the four Glossy Ibis that flew over a couple of times (middle) but all my photos are utter pants considering that they flew only a few metres above us. Darn! Lastly a quick look at the two Pectoral Sandpipers at Meare Heath.
19 September 2009
A juvenile Red-backed Shrike has been found on King's Sedge Moor. It showed well and fed on bees from a Hawthorn hedge.
12-13 September 2009
A great couple of days at Portland, though not necessarily because of the birds! Spotted Flycatcher (top) and a couple of Mediterranean Gulls. The Wasp Spider (lower) was taken with a Canon SX200 IS.
8 September 2009
Well done to John Ball, the finder of this juvenile Woodchat Shrike above Westbury-sub-Mendip. Somerset seems to ne having a bit of a purple patch at the moment, make the most of it!
6 September 2009
Very much a record, but this Glossy Ibis at Chew Valley Lake did a late fly over in the gloom.
5 September 2009
Great views of two Mediterranean Gulls this morning on the playing fields of Warren Farm, Brean. This is the long staying ringed adult plus there was a first winter present that spent the whole time asleep. Can't blame it.
4 September 2009
Grey Phalarope at WsM STW, found by the scarcemeister Paul Bowyer (top) and a Dunlin at Cheddar Reservoir.