I took a day trip out around a few locations in Gloucestershire with a fellow birdwatcher/photographer and friend to see what we could find.
The first location yielded this delightful Red Crested Pochard which is now a breeding species in this location, rather than an escapee.
It was a good location with sightings of Bullfinch and a Woodlark overhead. There were also decent numbers of Sand Martin and Swallows too
On to the next location to see Grey Wagtail. This delightful male bird was running along a dry stone wall just above the river
And his 'wife' decided that should would sit over the river of this barbed wire. A marked contrast between the delicate nature of the bird against the harsh intent of the barbed wire
Then on to WWT Slimbridge to take a look at the kingfishers. We saw them briefly but all at too great a distance to get decent images. So around to the South Lake hide, which is probably the best in terms of point of view. A couple of Little Grebes entertained us for a while
A short while later this beautiful Great Crested Grebe and partner came across, this one catching a small fish which was interesting to watch
Sadly, it was horrible grey flat light all day, so the images are not good from a light perspective but thought I would share with you as a record of some of the day.