A few photos from last week, spent down on the Somerset Levels.

First up, a few shots of one of the Bearded Tits from the Island Hide at Westhay NNR.  A fair few about, but quite tricky to spot as the wind was always quite strong.

A few more shots from the Island and Tower Hides at Westhay.  Nice to see an Otter pop up briefly.

Large numbers of Cattle Egret about on Tealham and Tadham Moors.

And a few shots from Ham Wall and Shapwick.  Interesting to see Osprey and a few Hobbies still about in late September.

I've been out and about a few times over the last week or so looking for birds, but surprisingly little of interest.  Spent most of a day at Arne earlier this week trying to find a Wryneck, but no luck.  

Anyway, here are a few snaps from the last week or so.  First up, a nice Sparrowhawk in the garden this morning.  Photo through the double glazing, so I'm pleased it's come out quite sharp.

A trip to the New Forest to try and find an early Ring Ouzel was unsuccessful - just a few Wheatears about.

I popped to Winterbourne Downs.  Very distant Stone Curlew as usual, plus a Sparrowhawk.

And I've been to Hengistbury Head a few times, hoping for Wrynecks, but just loads of Stonechats.  Interesting to see the cruise ships moored up in Weymouth Bay though.

Stayed up late to see Comet Neowise last night.  Very clearly visible from about 02:00 onwards.

Whilst waiting up, found a few more Glow-worms near the house...

...and took a few more photos of our regular Badger visitors.

Tonight was the first time I've ever gone out looking for Glow-worms.  Found 12, all within about 500m of the house.  I think it might be a good year for them.  All very bright and easy to spot, but very few up high enough to attempt a photograph.  This one was dangling off a piece of grass, and the only decent shot I managed.

A few shots of the Badgers in our garden tonight.  There are three Badgers that turn up.  One on its own, and these two together.  I suspect these two are youngsters.