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7th June 2019 – Chew Valley Lake

What do you do when it’s too wet for golf? – Go bird watching.

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I spent a couple of hours in the rain at Chew Valley Lake in North Somerset without taking a photo and was about to give up and go home when suddenly a Great White Egret flew right in front of me. Encouraged a stayed for a while longer and got some pleasing photographs. The rain stopped and the sun came out for a while. The GWE moved to the back of the lake and I experimented with a bit of digiscoping. I need to put some more effort in to this as I must say I get a better view through my telescope than I do looking through the camera lens.

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DSCF3383Great white egret flying in

DSCF3435Bad hair day for the great white egret

DSCF3672Great white egret checking its hair

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DSCF3660Great white egret fishing for his lunch

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DSCF3696GWE and mute swan

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DSCF3750Mute swans

DSCF3765Shelduck

DSCF3782Canada geese

DSCF3785Canada geese

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FP5A1595These last two photos were my best efforts at digiscoping

 

 

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