May 2015

24th. Drake garganey, Herriot's Pool, Chew.

10th. Chew. 2 goldeneye, a hobby and a singing cuckoo.

4th. Chew. I heard a whimbrel and saw a hobby, the female scaup, a male goldeneye, and my first swifts of the year.

3rd. Slimbridge. First-summer little gull, two first-summer Mediterranean gulls, a green sandpiper, breeding avocets and up to 12 common cranes from the Great Crane Project.

little gull

little gull


common cranes

A hobby and a peregrine over Flax Bourton too.

2nd. Chew Valley Lake - female greater scaup consorting with a male tufted duck to produce the next generation of Aythya hybrids, and a hobby.



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