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  • Blog Post: Ham Wall Sightings list for Nov 2011

    Here is a list of all the birds seen at Ham Wall during the month of November 2011. I will aim to do this every month from now on, so if you see anything unusual or something you think we might miss, just let us know: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short Eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine,...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 09.03.2012

    There have been some beautiful days on the reserve this week, although there has been a cold wind at times. Spring is slowly creeping it's way upon us, but as yet, I cannot report the first Sand Martins (usually the first to arrive) or Swallows of spring at Ham Wall. The odd one or two have been...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 16.12.11

    It's been feeling much more wintry on the reserve this week, with high winds, rain, hail & much colder temperatures. It's made wildlife sightings a bit more difficult at times but it's still been an interesting week. The colder temperatures has led to a slight rise in duck numbers on...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 11.11.11

    There seems to have been a big increase in Starling numbers over the last week. Current estimates are at about 100,000 birds and they have been showing well at Ham Wall with good views from the first viewing platform. The flock has been split at times this week with some birds choosing to roost on Shapwick...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 18.11.11

    It's been another busy week on the reserve with plenty to report. One of the most notable sightings this week came via one of our volunteers, who was on the first viewing platform early on Saturday (12th Nov) morning. He reported 6 different bitterns in front of the platform - 3 sitting on the ground...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 02.12.11

    It was a very icy Ham Wall this morning but an early trip out to the reserve this morning proved quite fruitful. A female Hen Harrier was perched in willows around the Waltons section for some time and offered good views. A Song Thrush was singing merrily along the old railway line and on the northern...
  • Blog Post: Booming Marvellous

    The Starlings seem to very happy at the far end of Shapwick Heath as they have now settled for their 2nd week. The numbers of birds are still huge and crowds of people who have been coming down to enjoy the spectacle have not been disappointed with their fantastic displays. In fact this week the displays...
  • Blog Post: Significant sightings over the Christmas Break

    Obviously with staff being away over the festive period sightings are limited to those reported to us by visitors & volunteers, but here's what we've heard. The last sighting of the Little Gull was on Christmas Eve along with a sighting of a Kingfisher and a great view of a male Pintail in...
  • Blog Post: Species List for RSPB Ham Wall - November 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for November 2012: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short Eared Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Merlin, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Glossy Ibis, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 13.01.12

    It's been another mild week and many people are reporting 'mini dawn choruses' on their local patches and on the reserve. Robins & blackbirds are particularly vocal in the mornings but Dunnock, Wren, Great Tit and Blue Tit are all joining in. Song Thrush has been heard on the reserve...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 12.04.2013

    Firstly, please accept my apologies for the missing blog last Friday, I was away from work for the whole week, so this week we have a bit of catching up to do. Overview of last week (30th Mar-5th April) Sand Martins and Swallows continued to arrive on the reserve and were greeted by some quite...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 16.03.2012

    It's been a very misty week in general on the Avalon Marshes and this has meant a slightly cooler week too, but this has not dampened the spirits of our breeding birds. This week, staff and volunteers at Ham Wall had an extra early start, coming in at 5am on Thursday morning to undertake the first...
  • Blog Post: This Weeks Sightings.

    A female Hen Harrier was seen hunting over Walton Heath on Thursday afternoon,while Marsh Harriers have been seen on a daily basis. The male with the missing primary was also seen on Thursday. One Mrash Harrier was reported to carry what looked like a Moorhen in Walton Heath on the same day. Bitterns...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 16.11.2012

    The final push to complete the work in Phase 1 (the section in front of the 2nd viewing platform) has enabled us to complete the works and we are now allowing water levels to rise in this section. As the levels rise, albeit slowly, the habitat should become suitable for wading birds at first (with several...
  • Blog Post: Species List for RSPB Ham Wall - April 2013

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for April 2013: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Osprey, Hobby, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Cranes, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose, White Fronted...
  • Blog Post: Species List for RSPB Ham Wall - May 2013

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for May 2013: Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Peregrine, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Osprey, Hobby, Bittern, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Cranes, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 29.11.2013

    There has been plenty of work for staff and volunteers to get stuck into in recent weeks and there's barely been time to draw breath, let alone enjoy the feathery fruits of our labours. Work has continued on the new raised screen at Waltons (the Tor View Hide as it will be known) and the structure...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 31.01.2014

    The winter months are hard enough for our birds & Wildlife but the perpetual rain we are experiencing on the Levels recently must really be causing a problem for some species. There are some spectacular sights though if you know where to look with thousands of Wigeon, hundreds of Pintail and several...