On my way I was somewhat surprised to see this just outside of Glastonbury
I wanted to get some more pics but the traffic was building behind me. So on I went. At Ham Wall I had the unenviable task of changing from work clothes into outdoors garb. I didn't want to get done for in decent exposure, but it is very hard to change in the back of a Peugeot 107 so I apologise to any passers by who may have seen more than what is necessary.
Conditions were pretty good. Nice and still with a hint on sun. Immediately I noticed large flocks of Sand Martins, heralds of spring! I did attempt to get a few shots but their speed and skill far exceeded mine...
At the hide I settled in. After a few minutes a male Sparrowhawk flew down onto the grassy pathway to the left of the hide. Unfortunately he didn't stay long enough for me to get a shot. Moments later a \Bittern took off and flew low over the reeds.
Plenty of GC Grebes fishing and also one on the nest.
This fella was a pro fisherman
After that it went rather quiet...
Packing up my stuff I headed back. As I walked along the main track I noticed a Roe Deer lying down on a grassy pathway. Silently I crept closer and got a decent shot.
As I write this I realise I should have filmed it... damn!
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