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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 Eastville Park this season (one pair of mallards with ten ducklings).

FP5A1398Grey wagtail

FP5A1388Robin

FP5A1343Ducklings

FP5A1447Grey heron

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FP5A1381Green Hairstreak

FP5A1413Speckled Wood

FP5A1419Orange Tip

FP5A1424Green-Veined White

IMG_5432.jpgRamsons besides the River Frome

The trees are beginning to look their best.

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And pollinators too:

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IMG_5433The Snuff Mill

 

 

 

 

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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 a glossy ibis but we didn’t see it. I took lots of photos but only ended up editing a few as most of the birds were too far away for my lens.

DSCF2222Greylag goose

DSCF2229Canada goose

DSCF2215Gadwall

DSCF2169Black-tailed godwits

DSCF2101Lapwing with oystercatcher and a redshank

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