Bird Watching

The Garden Project

Posted on May 20, 2015

The Garden Project

Work continues in the lower garden and weather permitting the new turf will be completed soon. The secret patio at the bottom of the garden now has a lovely wooden bench where you can sit and listen to the birdsong and gaze over the meadow grass watching the cows graze. We have an amazing selection of birds in the area and at times it can be quite noisy with them all  to singing their beautiful tunes.

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Quantock Hills Spring Events

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

The Quantock Hills will be having spring events on Sunday 22nd March, Thursday 9th April and Sunday 26th April for more information and to book go to www.quantockhills.com/events/view

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White African Egrets

Posted on Feb 11, 2015

White African Egrets

Whilst out walking in the fields behind the cottages we spotted three White African Egrets. This is the bird that you see perched on the back of buffaloes and other big game in Africa but now due to our warmer climate more are being seen here in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and it is rumored that some may have stayed here and are now breeding.

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Great Crane Safari

Posted on Oct 8, 2014

Great Crane Safari

TO FOLLOW SOON! Due to the fantastic response last year we are pleased to announce that we will be running our Crane Safaris again this year. Dates will be released in October along with details of how to book a place! The Crane Safaris are a unique opportunity to join our specialist team of monitoring volunteers as they carry out the daily crane survey on the Somerset Levels and Moors. So keep an eye out on our blog and facebook page for more details! https://www.facebook.com/thegreatcraneproject...

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Find out when to see wildlife on the Levels and Moors

Posted on Oct 8, 2014

Find out when to see wildlife on the Levels and Moors

Make a date with nature by looking at this interactive online calendar (on the website of the Great Cane Project) showing the species you are likely to see on the Levels at any particular time of year – birds and animals, flowers and insects are all included and you can click for more information about the different species. http://www.thegreatcraneproject.org.uk/somerset-levels-and-moors-nature-calendar

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Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve

Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve

“Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is not only a fantastic place to see wildlife, but a monument to the history and ingenuity of Neolithic man preserved through the amazing Sweet Track. It’s a unique window to the past and a place everyone should try to visit.” Main habitat: Peatland and reed beds Why visit: Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve is a superb place to watch wildlife. This magnificent wetland reserve is managed by Natural England and covers over 500 ha at the heart of the Somerset Levels and Moors. It’s an area that’s steeped in history, and an atmospheric landscape of great skies and endless horizons. Habitats include lush green wildflower meadows; still, dark ditches; damp, secretive fens, shady, wet fern woods; and open water, fringed with rustling reedbeds. Marvel at the huge flocks of starlings coming into to roost in winter and the spring migration of hobbies arriving from tropical Africa. Shapwick Heath is also the location of the Neolithic Sweet Track, the oldest man-made routeway in Britain. Star species: Otters, bitterns, marsh harriers http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/ourwork/conservation/designations/nnr/1006131.aspx  ...

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