Frampton & WWT

Friday 10th October 2008

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:
Myathropa florea

Helophilus pendulus

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.


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