Despite the continuous rain, Ellie decided we should all try and get out and get a bit of fresh air this afternoon. So we packed the waterproofs and headed up to Meare Heath. We placed Tristan in his pram and made sure all the wet weather accessories were fitted before heading off for a walk. In fact, whilst he stayed nice and dry and warm, we got pretty wet!
The long-staying Long-billed Dowitchers were still present and were looking rather smart in their summer plumage. A Little Ringed Plover, single Common Sandpiper and three Redshank were also present on the drained lagoon.Several Swallows and House Martins were whizzing around and a few Swifts were also seen. A Sedge Warbler was singing away as were a couple of Whitethroats. We walked halfway along the path to Shapwick before returned to the car, hearing a booming Bittern, and then just as we approached the car park, two Whimbrel flew over heading north...so a year tick at last!