It seems ages since I went on the last DBWPS meeting, and that's probably because it was nearly a week ago. Last Monday, in fact, but I haven't had time to download my photos before now. I'm actually typing this sitting on board our canal boat Muriel in the evening sunshine, lovely!
Six of us met up at Thurlbear, making it the smallest gathering I've been to. We had an excellent day's birding, and even the weather stayed fine for us.
We could easily have started the day with a disaster had David not noticed that I'd inadvertently attached him to my tripod. I couldn't do it again if I tried...
|Good thing David noticed before walking off|
|I think Jonathan was praying for a Nightingale to show itself!|
|An interesting habitat. We found 27 species including the Nightingales|
|We soon spotted two Common Cranes on the Levels below.|
|I wonder why they call it the Somerset Levels?|
|There were about 30 Cranes one way & 6 Cranes & 2 Hares the other|
|Greylake from the hide|
It really had been a great day, with quite a few firsts for the year...Nightingale, Whinchat, Whitethroat, SedgeWarbler & the Common Cranes.