Around 80 Canada geese these last two days,13 mute swan, and a build up of Coot well into the 200 number, and a very healthy amount of wagtail and have been all summer
two Jays this morning 07:00 near the clay pits car parking area
Juv Black Tern this afternoon from Axbridge End.
nothing seemingly out of the ordinary,but among a group of some 15 - 20 wagtails, ranging from "the norm" through pale grey in plumage, there was one with a very fair dusty in colour breast, large black bib and what appeared to be a sort of lemon coloured head where normally would be white in good light around 08:00 at the s/w area of the res
A very confiding female Wheatear was present yesterday (25th September) catching insects in and around the skate-park and posing for my camera.
Pics on my blog! (Not for lovers of Craneflies!!)
cracking 4th and 5th shots,,,
a large gathering of some 40 GCGrebes this am all together , and numerous singles scattered around the res' and around half dozen meadow pipits
went down the lane toward the River Axe this morning, and one rather dowdy male Bullfinch visual chest was a very dull russet/brown. and 3 others audible, and 4 Jays, and very noisy at that, have seen a few singles around the Cheddar Village this week, is there an upsurge in population of this bird, usually never see one
2 Jays near the far s/w area of the pond and two grey wagtails ,1 near the Axbridge gate and one near the boathouse
Jays are very busy collecting acorns at the moment so much easier to see.
arrival of around 8 Tufted duck ,5 Pochard among the gathering of Coots and a possible female goldeneye ,though slightly out of reach for positive id, the colour the bird was carrying a rich brown head or mauve ,the strong sun was making things slightly unsure , it seemed to be paired with another duck of just brown and white indiscriminate markings but the beak was quite long on this bird