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.




DSCF3383Great white egret flying in

DSCF3435Bad hair day for the great white egret

DSCF3672Great white egret checking its hair


DSCF3660Great white egret fishing for his lunch

DSCF3684Close up of GWE

DSCF3696GWE and mute swan





DSCF3750Mute swans


DSCF3782Canada geese

DSCF3785Canada geese


FP5A1595These last two photos were my best efforts at digiscoping



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