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White-winged Tern, Chew

Another Friday evening dash from work to Chew Valley Lake to catch a bird [...]

3 Years of Port Marine Birds

Which species have been ever-present round the unpromising Port Marine development? [...]

Woodpeckers & Water

A juvenile great spotted woodpecker perched openly on a sapling in the middle of Port Marine [...]

Birding in the Rain

Weather that’s entirely consistent with global warming, by the way [...]

Baby Blackbird

Mum and Dad have been in attendance and the very jail-like attributes of our yard do serve to keep predators out. [...]

An Early Spring

My earliest singing blackcap on February 28; blackbirds yesterday; bees and red admirals in abundance. [...]

Greylag Geese, Portishead Marina

Greylags are uncommon in North Somerset – so much that Chew Valley is closest for them. [...]

Somerset Birds in January

New for me in Somerset was an obliging ring-billed gull near Woodford Lodge at Chew Valley Lake. [...]

Little Gull, Chew Valley

From the Stratford Hide this bird was like a tern but later at Moreton it danced close enough. [...]