14th February 2023 – Chew Valley Lake, Somerset

A beautiful day to visit Chew Valley Lake just south of Bristol. The water level was very high and it didn’t look very inspiring when we looked out from the Stratford hide.

Until, that is, a group of 8 Goldeneye came into view.

Male Goldeneye

Female Goldeneye

One of the males was displaying regularly by raising its head to the sky. It looked pretty good to me without even doing that.

Just one Great Crested Grebe was to be seen. It spent more time diving than being on the surface but it did get its reward.

Great Crested Grebe

The Great Crested Grebe with French cuisine

The other highlight of our visit was the spectacular fly past by a Great White Egret. There was also a Marsh Harrier surveying the reed beds.

Marsh Harrier

The Tufted Ducks looked splendid too in the glorious sunshine.

Male Tufted Duck

Slideshow of photos from today:

Female Tufted Duck

It all looked pretty romantic. Just the job for St Valentine’s Day.

Slideshow of today’s photos:

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