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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Great Reed Warbler

A trip up to Somerset today with my mate Andy Bond with our first stop at the Chew Valley Lake where a Great Reed Warbler was singing its head of and showing well at times but was always distant while we were there ! we then went to the Meare Heath Reserve where the first bird we saw was a Western Marsh Harrier , a Great Bittern then flew over us and dropped into the reedbed , a distant male Garganey was then seen and then the bird that we had come for was seen a female Black-Winged Stilt but it took a while as the bird was very illusive , then a shout went out Great White Egret as it flew over the reeds behind us , also seen were numerous Common Swift & Cetti`s Warbler`s were singing everywhere , we then had a quick look at the Ham Wall Reserve where we saw another 2 Great Bittern and 2 more were heard booming , a nice end to a good days birding .

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