Frampton & WWT
Another very pleasant, sunny day. Even better, I took the afternoon off work and, with my recently repaired zoom lens, I made for Frampton. The Black-necked Grebe was showing nicely on the sailing lake (photos above and below). Also present were two Little Grebes, several Great Crested Grebes, a Kingfisher, a Chiffchaff and several Common Darters.
Also a couple of nice Hoverflies at the Sailing Lake:
At Slimbridge WWT, things were quiet (not surprising given that it was low tide on the river), but 220 Golden Plovers were notable on the Dumbles. At the Zeiss Hide, a Cetti's Warbler sang briefly, and two Snipe were basking in the sun. A Jackdaw was trying to intimidate a Buzzard (below) over the centre.
Going back a couple of days, a Tawny Owl was calling in my back garden at 11.30pm on Wednesday evening.