Working Around the Relatives

With relatives staying with us this it was to be another quiet weekend for birding. On an early morning visit to Twitchers yesterday I managed a brief glimpse of a Nightingale as it flitted around deep inside some bushes. Plenty of warblers around but Garden and Reed were yet again both heard but not seen. In the afternoon we went to Devizes and walk the Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet & Avon Canal. Birding highlight here was a Red Kite. The evening saw the return of the local House Martins with several noted overhead while we were out having a barbecue. The early morning walk didn’t happen today as I actually slept in till almost eight. A walk around Coate Water was first with nothing of note. Then we went to the Cotswold shop at the Water Park. After spending more than intended a walk around Lake 6 finally got Reed Warbler on my Wilts year list. During the walk I got a Grapevine text of Little Gull on Lake 74. So on the way home I made a small diversion. On arrival I was informed that the bird had flown across to 68. Fortunately after just a few minutes it returned giving great views directly in front of the screen. A single Hobby was another nice sighting.

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