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On the 3rd July:


A visit to Chew Valley Lake where the best birds were 3 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 6 Curlews, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers and 3 Grasshopper Warblers. At Blagdon Lake there were another 8 Redshank, a Green Sandpiper and a Bar-tailed Godwit. At Cheddar Reservoir 4 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper and a Yellow Wagtail.


Our second day watching Peregrines at Pemberry. The juveniles were flying around a lot more, all except for the 4th bird which was on the cliff edge calling a lot. There was a lot of 'tag' play and simulated passes between the 3 juveniles, with the adults not spending as much time in the area as yesterday, and, we saw a Golden-ringed Dragonfly.

Golden-ringed Dragonfly. 

Golden-ringed Dragonfly 01a, Pembrokeshi


An evening trip to Dummer to see the long staying Scops Owl again. We saw it extremely well, sat in a close tree about 15 feet off the ground, in the torch light for around 20 minutes.


A visit to Chew Valley Lake seeing an Osprey, a Goldeneye, 4 Wigeon, 6 Teal and c20 Pochard.


Leading a birdwatching holiday to Northern Spain.


An evening visit to Chew Valley Lake, where on Herriott's Pool there was a male Ferruginous Duck. Then a drive to Stock Hill on the Mendips seeing 3 Tree Pipits and at least 4 Nightjars.


A very windy day after a stormy night, at Severn Beach there were 6 Gannets, then from Chittening Warth I saw around 300 Manx Shearwaters.



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