Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Somerset Birding

A week ago I moved back onto the Somerset Levels near Glastonbury, where it looks like i'm going to be based for foreseeable future. I've mostly been occupied working on a couple of rather interesting projects which I hope to share on here fairly soon. Of course, i've also spent plenty of time out birding in the fantastic area that is the Avalon Marshes. Here's a few highlights

The Pied-billed Grebe is still showing well at Ham Wall RSPB, a month after it was first discovered

Great White Egrets are all over the show, hopes are high for breeding again this year

Ducks everywhere!

The first migrants are starting to come through, with Chiffchaffs breaking into sporadic, and somewhat half-hearted song

With the Meare Heath lagoon being drained, we have a cracking bit of wader habitat which is already pulling stuff in. This Black-tailed Godwit was ringed in Iceland 2 years ago. 

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