Trip report: Blagdon (6th September 2011)

We had an unpromising start with rain which seldom let up throughout the walk. However 13 of us persevered during which time Gadwall, Sand Martin, and Common Tern put in an appearance on the sheltered side of the lake, taken to give us some protection from the elements. Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard and Swallows and House Martins seemed to be gathering for their long journey, but after an hour and a half, we admitted defeat in the face of torrential rain and made our way home. 18 species seen. (Thanks to Margaret for leading.)

Margaret Swatton