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13th August 2017 – Cotswold Water Park

Locally we have had poor weather for the last week but on Sunday we enjoyed a very pleasant walk on the Cleveland Lakes circuit of the Cotswold Water Park.

There was not much bird life but their food store was building up nicely in the countryside with an abundance of berries.

The most interesting of the birds were great crested grebe with juveniles, a jay and red-crested pochard.

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We spotted 7 species of butterly (Large White, Small White, Brimstone, Holly Blue, Peacock, Red Admiral, and Speckled Wood) and lots of dragonfly and damselfly but most escaped my camera.

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Click below for gallery of my photos of the day

 

 

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5th – 11th August 2017 – Somerset

My birdwatching activities have been restricted recently but I have had a few quick trips out in the last week but there is not an awful lot of bird activity at present.

Saturday 5th August at Chew Valley Lake:

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MT1D5282Great crested grebe

MT1D5302Grey heron

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Wednesday 9th August 2017 at Chew Valley Lake

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Brent goose

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Little grebe

Thursday 10th August at RSPB Ham Wall

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MT1D5521Marsh harrier

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Friday 11th August at Chew Valley Lake

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