Summer Leys: Grey but Rewarding!

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Jackdaw

The lack of sunshine was a little disappointing today however Summer Leys did not disappoint! From the first hide, I had views of a lovely avocet and grey plover; unfortunately, everything was a little far away and gloomy for photos. I was also chuffed to see a male garganey - even though it kept its head hidden! Watching terns and swifts wheeling about St Mary's Lake and having all my cobwebs blown away by the bracing wind was fabulous! I also heard my first cuckoo of the year!

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Common Tern

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Mute Swan

(I have now seen 127 bird species this year- watch out Dad, I am catching up!)