Category: Wildlife

A murmuration of starlings: a great natural British spectacle at Shapwick Heath

A starling sunset spectacular - murmuration of starlings at sunset on the Somerset Levels

The sun is sinking over Natural England ‘s Shapwick Heath reserve on a gloriously sunny and crisp January day, tinging the sky with fiery colours and deflecting them down onto the watery glass of the rhyne* below. A hushed huddle of people, bundled up in their winter warmers, stare skyward, watching the growing …

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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch is this weekend!

Woodpecker and blue tit on feeder in snow

It’s that time of year again when you need to grab a pen and paper and take a pew for an hour at your local park or by a window overlooking your garden. If you’re looking for a nature friendly winter activity for your kids then this is perfect and even better, you get to …

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Great White Egrets at Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels.

Shapwick National Nature Reserve, Somerset Levels

Great Scott – it’s a Great White Egret!

Natural England’s Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve, near Glastonbury,¬†on the Somerset Levels is abuzz with excitement. For amongst the reeds and rushes of this watery avian paradise in the West Country, Great White Egrets are nesting for the very first time on record in the UK.

Great white …

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Garden Birds

Green Woodpecker in garden

It is that time of year when the cacophony of the garden birds ‘ dawn chorus rouses even the deepest of sleepers rudely from slumber just as the sun begins to creep up over the horizon. Even the city garden birds put on a good song but in the garden here a morning singsong seems …

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