Lesser Black Backed Gull - Chew Lake
While staying in Bath, although not strictly a birding break, it was possible to visit Chew Valley Lakes, Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath on the Somerset Levels and Chipping Sodbury Common. An account of these visits will be made separately but I list below my weekly bird sightings for this area.
Great Crested Grebs; Dabchick; Cormorant; Bittern; Great White Egret; Little Egret; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Egyptian Goose; Shelduck; Mallard; Gadwall; Shoveler; Teal; Pochard; Red Crested Pochard; Ruddy Duck; Tufted Duck; Marsh Harrier; Sparrowhawk; Buzzard; Hobby; Kestrel; Merlin; Peregrine; Pheasant; Water Rail; Coot; Moorhen; Ringed Plover; Little Ringed Plover; Common Sandpiper; Wood Sandpiper; Green Sandpiper; Greenshank; Spotted Redshank; Ruff; Black Tailed Godwit; Lapwing; Snipe; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Yellow Legged Gull; Herring Gull; GBB Gull; LBB Gull; Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Swift; Kingfisher; Green Woodpecker; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Sand Martin; Swallow; House Martin; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Wren; Robin; Redstart; Blackbird; Cettis Warbler; Reed Warbler; Song Thrush; Chiffchaff; Willow Warbler; Whitethroat; Lesser Whitethroat; Blackcap; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Woodchat Shrike; Starling; Magpie. Rook; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Raven; House Sparrow; Chaffinch; Greenfinch; Bullfinch; Goldfinch; Linnet; Reed Bunting.