Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Ham Wall - Somerset

Still playing catch up with the posts! On the weekend of the 15th we made a trip down near Cheddar, the main reason being to test run a Motor Home that we were thinking of buying, so we booked into a site between Cheddar and Wells and made a couple of brief visits to Ham Wall whilst we were there on the Sunday and Monday.

We heard plenty of Booming Bitterns but none of them showed, c'est la vie! We did have a good time though, seeing plenty of Waterfowl and our first Sedge Warbler of the year. Not many photo opportunities though, but here are a few:

In the end have decided the Motor Home wasn't for us, not the ideal vehicle for getting about birding!

Our list for Ham Wall:
Blackbird  ("Turdus merula")
Blue Tit  ("Cyanistes caeruleus")
Buzzard  ("Buteo buteo")
Carrion Crow  ("Corvus corone")
Chaffinch  ("Fringilla coelebs")
Coot  ("Fulica atra")
Cormorant  ("Phalacrocorax carbo")
Dunnock  ("Prunella modularis")
Gadwall  ("Anas strepera")
Goldfinch  ("Carduelis carduelis")
Great Crested Grebe  ("Podiceps cristatus")
Great Tit  ("Parus major")
Greater Canada Goose  ("Branta canadensis")
Greenfinch  ("Chloris chloris")
Grey Heron  ("Ardea cinerea")
House Sparrow  ("Passer domesticus")
Kingfisher  ("Alcedo atthis")
Lapwing  ("Vanellus vanellus")
Lesser Black-backed Gull  ("Larus fuscus")
Little Egret  ("Egretta garzetta")
Little Grebe  ("Tachybaptus ruficollis")
Long-tailed Tit  ("Aegithalos caudatus")
Magpie  ("Pica pica")
Mallard  ("Anas platyrhynchos")
Moorhen  ("Gallinula chloropus")
Mute Swan  ("Cygnus olor")
Pied Wagtail  ("Motacilla alba")
Pochard  ("Aythya ferina")
Redwing  ("Turdus iliacus")
Robin  ("Erithacus rubecula")
Sedge Warbler  ("Acrocephalus schoenobaenus")
Snipe  ("Gallinago gallinago")
Song Thrush  ("Turdus philomelos")
Starling  ("Sturnus vulgaris")
Teal  ("Anas crecca")
Tufted Duck  ("Aythya fuligula")
Woodpigeon  ("Columba palumbus")
Wren  ("Troglodytes troglodytes")

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