10th March 2018 – North Somerset

On a trip to Midsomer Quilting in Chilcompton,  Somerset (the UK’s favourite quilting shop) we stopped off very briefly at Chew Valley Lakes but the only photos Oli (my young apprentice) and I managed were of tufted ducks and a shelduck at Herriott’s Bridge. There were also 4 shovelers but they were too far away to get a decent photo.

FP5A5565Male tufted duck (my photo)

DSCF2946Female tufted duck (Oli’s photo – for more see Oli’s page)


We supported Wendy for a while in the shop but then sneaked out to see what birds were about.

We saw a pied wagtail, 4 collared doves, 2 house sparrows, 4 robins and then to our surprise a little egret in a tree (the shop had reported there were 3 around).

FP5A5615Little egret

There was also a very cheery dunnock in a nearby tree.