somerset levels

Picking up unsold work from Muchelney pottery exhibition and stopping on the levels for sketching.
Very foggy when I arrived. Focussing on the waders on the drained lagoon.



Hard to capture the subtleties of ruff… the females sticking close to the shoreline or picking around on the island. The males out in deep water with lengthened necks and downward, snouty gaze.
Snipe probing away on the shore.
Exotic great white egrets, osprey.
The other side of the poldens, a buddleia covered with green veined white butterflies, also one purple loosestrife a mass of flapping white wings.
Hobbies soaring with a sparrowhawk above High Ham… more hobbies back at Shapwick but I kept my sketching focus on the waders trying to get back up to speed and start to see new things in more’ish species.