White-winged Black Tern
|Took me two attempts, but finally caught up with this beauty at Swineham Gravel Pits. More on this bird in a future post.|
|This lovely bird was one of 6 species of heron seen at Ham Wall, Somerset that day.|
The other herons at Ham Wall included Bitterns and Great White Egrets.
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
|This stunning black throated male at Acres Down, Hampshire, was one of the highlights of the year for me so far. A stunning bird in beautiful surroundings. It doesn't get much better than that. More on Black-eared Wheatears in a future post.|
The trip through Wales to and from Bardsey was great, with such breathtaking scenery. Great to see Choughs and proper Red Kites too.
A Few Other Odds & Ends
|A tandem pair of Variable Damselflies at Shapwick, Somerset.|
|Gadwall and her ducklings at Radipole Lake.|
|My first sign of Autumn. A presumed failed breeder, this adult Mediterranean Gull, with a Black-headed Gull on Lodmoor had begun it's wing moult.|
|Male Four-spotted Chaser of the form praenubila at Bennett's Water Gardens. This site is the stronghold of this species in Weymouth.|
|Strange posture shown by this male Red-eyed Damselfly at Bennett's Water Gardens.|
|Who's the daddy? Bull Grey Seal on Bardsey Island, North Wales.|