I went to the RSPB reserve in Somerset, Ham Wall. Wonderful place, acres of marsh reeds and lakes, scrubby woodland beautiful trees….. the whole lot … making it a beautiful place for birds.
I went with 5 knowledgeable friends, one of them being a local who knew the place well.
A male garganey duck had been seen a few days earlier and we were lucky enough to spot him and watch him for a while.
A great white egret, full breeding plumage with a yellow bill, (black in winter).
A few grayling geese peacefully grazing and preening themselves.
It was bright and sunny and soon the dragonflies were drifting high and we were lucky enough to witness literally a sky full of hobbies. They were flying high and feeding on the wing. Wonderful to watch.