Saturday, 27 July 2013

Ham Wall (24th July)

Got up early with Ephraim today to pay a visit to Ham Wall in the hope of seeing the breeding Little Bitterns that have settled down on the reserve.  Unfortunately, no luck but we did encounter 1 Hobby, 4 Green Sandpipers, 1 Ruff and had a brief view of a Bearded Tit from the 2nd viewing platform.  A Cetti's Warbler was also relatively showy whilst we waited at the watchpoint.

Lots of dragonflies, damselfies and butterflies on the wing too.  My highlights being good views of Brown Hawkers, Large Whites, Small Tortoiseshells, Red Admirals and a Comma.

I had a second attempt at locating Tawnys that evening again this time with Ephraim.  Unfortunately, we didn't see any but did hear a total of 3 Tawny Owls calling (2 males and a female).


  1. Sounds like a brilliant visit. I would love to see a Bearded Tit and a Cetti's Warbler. From Findlay

  2. Thanks Findlay for your comment. Both species aren't always easy to see but if you learn their call they can be lot easier to locate.

    If you need any help finding a reserve that has Bearded Tits or Cetti's Warbler near you let me know