Saturday, 25 May 2013

25th May

The bank holiday weekend got off to a flier with a great calm, sunny day today, and plenty of birds too.
Highlight of the day was 2 Cranes which circled over the Avalon Marshes for an hour, their unique 'bugling' call carrying far in the still air.
3 Drake Garganey together at Ham Wall RSPB was a nice sign that some of these great birds are staying for the whole summer, and 3 Wigeon are also appearing to be summering, most unusual for this Scandinavian nesting duck.
The usual 25-30 Black-tailed Godwits on Meare Heath were accompanied today by a Bar-tailed Godwit.
Hobbies are here in good numbers still, I had a max. of 26 but there were probably a few more about.
Common Crane

Bittern- plenty of feeding flights today

Hobby- a low one over the car park while watching Cranes

Swift about to catch a fly

Whitethroat- seem to be everywhere right now
To make the most of your next weekend on the Avalon Marshes, why not book a private tour with me. SEE MORE, LEARN MORE!

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