Tuesday 05 November – Chew Valley Lake

 Due to the previous rain and the state of the fields adjacent to the River Chew it was decided to change the usual walk. So, on a dry morning, part overcast, part sunny, 29 members ambled around the edge of the lake until we reached the new Bittern Hide which is a great improvement on the original one. On the way there and back 33 species were recorded, notably: Bewick’s Swan, a pair of Goldeneye, a female Red-breasted Merganser and two male Goosanders. There were no waders, apart from three lonely Lapwings.