Sunday, 1 July 2012

Holiday Day 2- Somerset Levels

With todays forecast being the least bad for the next few days, Naomi and I headed to Shapwick in the hope of seeing some of the rare species which inhabit the area. Our list of birds to see consisted of Bittern, Great White Egret, Peregrine Falcon, Hobby and Marsh Harrier. We managed to see ALL of these! We also got cracking views of some not-so-rare but unexpected birds such as Little Grebes, Great Crested Grebes, and Tufted Ducks. Naomi took some photos on the new Panasonic Lumix whilst I used the DSLR. I'll put up a couple of her pics as the laptop can't read the high speed card from the DSLR, or open the RAW files. Here's one of Coots & Goldeneye:

And here's one of a Great White Egret (honest, it IS there):
Photos from the DSLR to follow when we return!! A couple of the Great White Egret pics are almost mediocure standard, but I wasn't so lucky with the other birds from our list due to how far away they were. We might go there again if the weather improves; the quality and quantity of birdlife certainly was impressive!

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