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Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 30.11.2012
It may be cold but at least it's stopped raining and water levels in surrounding ditches are beginning to fall. This now means that we are able to expel some of our excess water too. Several areas of the reserve have risen to levels higher than we would have wished for, but sometimes there's...
30 Nov 2012
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 23.11.2012
We've had some horrendous weather this week with high winds and a LOT of rain. With the surrounding drainage system so high it's over-topping in places Ham Wall is almost full to the brim in some areas and causing a few problems. There is one area of the reserve where we are actually trying to...
23 Nov 2012
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...
16 Nov 2012
Avalon Marshes Centre - Final Outline Plans
Just to let you know that the final outline plans will be on display from the end of next week onwards with events at Meare and Westhay as well as the Avalon Marshes Centre itself. Final plans for the Avalon Marshes Centre are now being drafted following the consultation on the sketch plans at the...
16 Nov 2012
Avalon Marshes Starling Hotline
Yes, it's that time of year again and Starlings are beginning to swarm over Ham Wall at Dusk. The Avalon Marshes Starling Hotline is now LIVE . This is a recorded message telling you where the last known location of the Starling roost was. The number is: 07866 554142 There are 3 main sites...
26 Oct 2012
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 12.10.2012
The area in front of the 1st viewing platform is a top place for a bit of bird watching at the moment. We are aiming to hold the water levels at their current position to create a great feeding area for ducks and waders. The varying heights of the islands offer varying depths of water to suit a wide...
12 Oct 2012
Recent Sightings at RSPB Ham Wall 05.10.12
Work has now finished in front of the first viewing platform and we have been gradually raising water levels in here over the past week to suppress any re-growth on the islands. Happily, the by product of this is splashy islands being enjoyed by a host of ducks and waders. It's a pleasing site at...
5 Oct 2012
This Weekend: Wild Day out in Autumn at the Avalon Marshes Centre & Ham Wall compost sales day!
A Wild Day out in Autumn: Sunday September 30th 10am - 4pm A day of children's activities linked to the autumn season. Come and join Natural England for competitions, wildlife quizzes, trails, trailer rides and much more at : The Avalon Marshes Centre, Shapwick Road, Westhay, Somerset, BA6...
28 Sep 2012
A Wild Day Out in Autumn at the Avalon Marshes Centre
Come to the Avalon Marshes centre for a day of children's activities linked to the Autumn season. Join Natural England staff and volunteers for competitions, wildlife quizzes, trails, trailer rides and much more. The event is free and there's no need to book: Great For families to have...
17 Sep 2012
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