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Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 17.05.2013
The weather was pretty dour early in the week and the blog was looking a bit lean a couple of days ago but the brighter weather has woken everything up again and the last few days has seen plenty more activity on the reserve. Last weekend saw a huge influx of Swallows and Martins and Swifts in particular...
17 May 2013
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 10.05.2013
The amazing weather of last week continued into the early part of this week and with it the interesting sightings continued to flow. The weekend saw a huge influx of Swifts over the Avalon Marshes, with 1000's seen and there were several hundred flying over the reserve today as well along with...
10 May 2013
Recent Sightings Ham Wall - Extra!! 03.05.13
It's been quite a month at Ham Wall, I'm sure you'll agree with so much to see. 118 Species recorded in April was pretty fantastic, let's hope this continues. One of our volunteers Paul Marsh popped into the office to give me some info for my Friday Blog - just a few minutes too late...
3 May 2013
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...
3 May 2013
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 03.05.2013
Another great week nearly over, with once again plenty to report. The wonderful weather and the amazing variety of birds on show at Ham Wall & Shapwick Heath has proved to be a big draw for visitors and we have been very busy all week. The new car park for Ham Wall (work should begin in August) can't...
3 May 2013
Bitterns in Hot Pursuit - Ham Wall
Drop into Ham Wall on Thursdays in May and join the Wardens to watch Bitterns take to the air to perform their exciting aerial courtship displays. May is the best month at Ham Wall to catch sight of this often secretive bird. Several males are still booming on the reserve (at least 8) and by now the...
29 Apr 2013
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 26.04.2013
Another bumper week of sightings on the reserve this week, with yet again plenty to report. In fact one of our volunteers and local birdwatcher Joe Cockram got over 90 species from Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath on his visits to the reserves on Monday. That's pretty impressive and shows just how well...
26 Apr 2013
Recent Sightings extra - RSPB Ham Wall 19.04.2013
Here's a couple of late submissions (photos by John Crispin) for this week, which I though were well worth sharing. Thanks John. An Arctic Tern checks out our Tern Raft. (taken this morning) Common Sandpiper on one of the small rafts in Waltons (also taken this morning) When I said...
19 Apr 2013
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 19.04.2013
Spring has finally sprung for good this week and what a week it's been on the reserve, with an awful lot to report. The warmer weather of the last week to 10 days has made an amazing difference to the reserve. There are warblers galore along the treelines of the old rail path and the reedbeds...
19 Apr 2013
Starling murmurations at Ham Wall
We visited Ham Wall yesterday to see the starling murmurations for the 1st time since last year...and yet again we were blown away by the spectacular display! As we walked along to the viewing platform from the car park, I casually commented how amazing it would be to see a bird of prey come in to feed...
1 Mar 2013
Starlings at Ham Wall....with a bonus sighting of a Marsh Harrier!!
Today, my daughter, my friend and I visited Ham Wall hoping to see the awesome Starling Roost....and we were not disappointed! A heavy shower passed and the low clouds made way for sunshine which in turn led to a reasonable sunset. As we walked along the path from the car park towards the viewing platform...
19 Jan 2012
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