The first post of my visit to Mere Sands is just going to give a better idea to anyone who may not have visited there of what it's like.
As you will see from the first two shots water and trees perfect, actually it's made up of 4 lakes and surrounded by 7 hides all looking over a lake or part of one and plenty of reed beds.
The reeds you can see in the middle of the photo above are where I photographed the Grebes earlier in the year, you can see them HERE.
The next few shots are to show the diversity of things around the reserve.
I caught this dragonfly as it landed near the hide shown in the second photo, the reeds are quite overgrown there and made a perfect landing spot, I'm afraid someone will have to ID this for me, the photo after this is a Red Admiral Butterfly.
There are a great number of different species of birds on the reserve also from Coots like in the next shot to Herons shown in the last shot, I will show you a greater range of the garden type birds in my next post.
For now I hope you like the shots.
All photos taken 13/07/2008.