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On the 22nd September:








A day around Chew Valley Lake seeing 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Dunlin, 5 Snipe, 23 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank and 4 Yellow Wagtails.

Leading a Wingspan tour to Turkey, no new birds seen today.

Leading a Wingspan Tour to Western Turkey.

On a filming trip to the Bosphorus, Turkey.

On a filming and sound recording trip to Zimbabwe, 3 new birds seen today.

A visit to Chew Valley Lake where the best were, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Black Terns, a Yellow-legged Gull and a Hobby.

A return to Avonmouth to see the juvenile Glossy Ibis again, this time with the camera.


A Hen Harrier was seen flying over the garden in Portishead today.


Last day in Looe, feeding along the river there were at least 14 Little Egrets. I went to Point Quay but missed the Dalmatian Pelican by 10 minutes! So, I drove north to Davidstow Airfield where there was a Buff-breasted Sandpiper, an American Golden Plover and a Grey Plover.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper 01a, Davidstow,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 02a, Davidstow,
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 04a, Davidstow,
American Golden Plover 21a, Davidstow, 2
American Golden Plover 27a, Davidstow, 2
American Golden Plover 28a, Davidstow, 2

Above: Buff-breasted Sandpiper and American Golden Plover.



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