The weather was kinder today and, although there was a fresh breeze throughout, it was sunny for most of the day. I visited 3 nature reserves on the Somerset Levels, about an hour and a half south from my home in Bristol.
At RSPB Catcott Lows a couple of wardens had just disturbed most of the birds as they made their way out to a pumping station to lower the water levels. I didn’t hang around but made may way to RSPB Greylake instead, only a further 6 miles on.
There was lots to see but most of the huge numbers of ducks were fairly inactive and not too bothered even by a couple of marsh harriers and a kestrel.
The most interesting activity was a close-up little grebe and a small flock of curlew flying over.
I moved on to RSPB Ham Wall, about half a dozen miles back towards home.
It was relatively quiet here too. But its always a joy to be at Ham Wall (with booming bitterns and frequent sightings of marsh harriers) and eventually a couple of great crested grebe made my day as they became better acquainted.
Slideshow of today’s photos:
One response to “14th March 2023 – Somerset Levels”
Yes, it is gorgeous there and seemingly well liked by the birds.
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