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.
Male tufted duck (my photo)
Female 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).
There was also a very cheery dunnock in a nearby tree.