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  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 25.05.2012

    What a scorcher of a week and probably a welcome relief for some of the birds and indeed visitors on the reserve. The hot weather has brought the visitors out in force, of course coupled with the news that the Great White Egrets are nesting at neighbouring Shapwick Heath. The Egrets can be seen daily...
  • Blog Post: Ham Wall Species List for February 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for Feb 2012 Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Merlin, Bittern, Glossy Ibis, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Curlew, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose,...
  • 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 RSPB Ham Wall 18.05.2012

    The highlight of the week has got to be the Osprey. It was first seen last Saturday (12th) and has been hanging around Ham Wall even until today. The area in front of the 2nd platform it's favourite spot (a scope best for a good sighting if settled). It has been seen circling, hovering and making...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 10.02.2012

    Despite a brief thaw early in the week, it's remained very cold at the reserve here in Somerset and it's giving the wildlife a tough time of it. Groups of wildfowl have congregated in areas in front of the first viewing platform and within the Waltons section and kept some of the water, ice free...
  • Blog Post: Recent sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 04.05.2012

    Despite the huge amounts of rain we've been having over the last couple of weeks the reserve has managed to stay above water apart from a few puddles along the trails and there is quite a lot to report. Last Friday (27th April), discovered too late for last weeks blog, an Osprey flew from Ham Wall...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at Ham Wall 25.11.11

    As the mild weather continues the number of duck on the reserve is still pretty low, as presumably they are choosing to spend more time further north and east currently. If the weather turns colder we should see an influx across the levels and moors over the coming weeks. Song birds are still happily...
  • 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: 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 20.01.12

    There's still plenty happening on the reserve this week, with several interesting sightings and occurrences. One of the most significant came on Monday, while 3 volunteers were undertaking the monthly WeBS (Wetland Bird Survey). In the north of the reserve a Bittern was heard to grunt (a sound often...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Ham Wall Species List for May 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for May 2012: Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Red Footed Falcon, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Glossy Ibis, Common Crane, White Stork, Black Winged Stilt,...
  • Blog Post: Ham Wall Species list for January 2012

    Here's the species list for Ham Wall for the month of January 2012: Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Wigeon, Teal...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightins at RSPB Ham Wall 02.03.2012

    Well there's certainly more than a hint of spring in the air this week, with some glorious days to be out and about on the reserve. There have been birds in full song such as Song Thrush, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock and Great Tit amongst others all creating a dawn chorus feel during the...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 27.04.2012

    Hi All, well it's been another pretty miserable week as far as the weather goes but it's not been an uneventful week on the reserve. There are plenty of warblers out on the reserve to keep people occupied, with as usual, the railway path tree line proving very fruitful, with a good number of...
  • Blog Post: RSPB Ham Wall Species list for April 2012

    Here's the full bird list for Ham Wall for April 2012: Short Eared Owl, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel, Hobby, Bittern, Little Egret, Great White Egret, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Whimbrel, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Greylag Goose...
  • Blog Post: Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 09.11.2012

    It's been a pretty dry week at Ham Wall, which has enabled us to work full steam ahead with management work in Phase 1 (the section in front of the 2nd platform) and things are looking really good out there. Most of the ditching work has been completed and we are all but finished with both reed and...