A day spent birding on the Somerset Levels is always a special treat. However, by midday I was beginning to think this might be the exception. However, the sun burnt through the mist by about one o’clock and I saw some lovely birds in the afternoon to go with the magically atmospheric scenery that I had seen in the morning.
I was disappointed that Catcott Lows was closed due to tree felling but I probably wouldn’t have seen much as it was still very misty.
On the approach roads I did manage to see very close up (but behind branches) a Common Buzzard and a Kestrel.
I headed over to Westhay Moor.
The best moment of the morning was when a bittern flew straight in front of me but by this time I had given up hope of taking bird photos.
At this point I decided to move on to RSPB Ham Wall (and its toilets).
Slideshow of photos from today: