I met up with two birding friends for a day out.
Todays post will show our visit to Chew Valley Lake and Cheddar Reservoir.
While we were at Chew the fog was still pretty much in evidence, though showing signs of lifting gradually. These fishermen seemed to be suspended in nothingness. Very ethereal.
I managed to catch a snatch at my namesake (Winter Wren) foraging in a hedgerow. One day I'll get a decent shot of one of these!
An adult Moorhen was showing the ropes to its youngster off Herriots Bridge at Chew.
It was now time to move on to Cheddar Reservoir. The town of Cheddar is where the original and best Cheddar cheese comes from. We drove via the famous Cheddar Gorge. This place is swamped with tourists in summer, but wasn't too bad on this October day.
At the reservoir we eventually tracked down our target bird for the day, a lovely graceful Grey Phalarope. These photos are heavily cropped I'm afraid, its a shame it didn't come just a little bit closer to shore, but still, we got great views of it through our scopes.