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.
There were regular views of bitterns, great white egrets, grey herons and marsh harriers.
Great white egret
Great crested grebe
There were plenty of other ducklings, cygnets and (greylag goose) goslings too.
Mute swan and cygnets
Greylag goose and gosling
The only small birds I managed to photograph were a whitethroat and a young great spotted woodpecker calling for its parents.
Great spotted woodpecker
The dragonflies and damselflies were everywhere.
But above all the countryside was lush and looked amazing in the sunshine.
Click below for gallery of photos from today’s trip: