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On the 12th June:


A visit to Chew Valley Lake seeing 3 Little Gulls, c3,000 Swifts, a Common Tern and 6 Ruddy Ducks.


In California leading an Ibis Tours group, no new birds seen today.











Great-tailed Grackle. 


In Colorado on a sound recording trip for the BBC series 'Land of the Eagle'. Today I left Colorado continuing the trip by driving to Kansas.


In Kazakhstan on a Sound Recording trip for the BBC series 'Realms of the Russian Bear'. 

no new birds seen today.









Ibisbill chicks. 


In northwest Spain on a sound recording trip to the Picos de Europa mountains.


A drive to Uphill, near Weston-super-Mare to see a Balearic Woodchat Shrike (race badius) which was seen on bushes by the golf course. A 4th UK record of this race.


In Looe, Cornwall, visiting friends, I drove to the car park by the river, from where I saw at least 5 Little Egret nests with 8 large chicks, also 2 Grey Heron nests with almost fledged chicks.


A visit to Steart with Roy Smith, where we saw a White Stork, a Little Ringed Plover, Oystercatchers, Redshanks, a Hobby, and several species of warblers.

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White Stork.

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Little Ringed Plover.

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