28th April 2019 – Pilning Wetlands, Severn Estuary

Originally posted on Martin Tayler's bird blog & nature photos:
There have been reports of two rarities at Pilning recently – a Citrine wagtail and a “Channel ” wagtail and so on Sunday we joined lots of “twitchers” to see them. I did manage views through the telescopes of some kind twitchers who had their telescopes trained on them but didn’t manage to get… Continue reading 28th April 2019 – Pilning Wetlands, Severn Estuary

3rd May 2019 – Eastville Park

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It was a lovely morning in Eastville Park where it was generally warm and occasionally sunny. There was lots of bird activity too with the best being several views of a? female kingfisher, mute swans mating and the first of the Canada Geese goslings. There were still no ducklings though. You could also just… Continue reading 3rd May 2019 – Eastville Park

4th May 2019 – Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands

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There was a sharp wind but it remained sunny for our visit to Goldcliff Lagoons on Newport Wetlands on the other side of the Severn Estuary from Bristol. The highlight of the visit were the avocets but there were also lots of Greylag and Canada geese with their goslings. There was a report of… Continue reading 4th May 2019 – Goldcliff Lagoons, Newport Wetlands

7th May 2019 – Eastville Park and Snuff Mills

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As the birds become more difficult to see the butterflies begin to appear in good numbers; in the park this morning there were plenty to see. The only  birds I managed to photograph were grey wagtails, a robin, a grey heron (skulking underneath the road bridge) and the first ducklings I have seen in… Continue reading 7th May 2019 – Eastville Park and Snuff Mills

8th May 2019 – Cornwall

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? ? The 200 mile journey through Somerset, Devon and Cornwall to St Ives, where we are spending a short holiday, passes through some beautiful lush countryside and wasn’t particularly spoilt by the regular periods of torrential rain that we encountered en route. Having seen the weather forecast we didn’t really expect to have… Continue reading 8th May 2019 – Cornwall

2nd June 2018 – Somerset Levels

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Another amazing day on the Somerset Levels: we briefly visited Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve and RSPB Greylake at the beginning and end of the day but the best was at RSPB Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve, two fantastic reserves only divided by a road but run by two different bodies.… Continue reading 2nd June 2018 – Somerset Levels