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25th October 2022 – Westhay Moor, Somerset

It was a glorious morning for birding at Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels. I had hoped to see bearded tits (reedlings) but, although I did hear them, I had no success in seeing them. However, I did have several sightings of reed buntings and a kingfisher but didn’t manage any photos.

There were plenty birds there to keep me clicking (although modern cameras thankfully don’t even have to make that annoying sound) and I was not disappointed with the photos I took.

View from the North Hide

Great white egret

Grey heron

Stonechat are much more obliging than bearded tits

Marsh harrier

Marsh harrier

It felt more like Norfolk with this flock of Canada geese flying over

Wigeon

Gadwall

Shoveler

Little grebe

A (very) distant jay

I was most surprised to see a swallow late in the afternoon

Quite the star of the day

Slideshow of my photos from today: