bird watching

APRIL It's official: Mowbarton really is one of the best spots for wildlife lovers in the country! Where does this information come from? The august body of BBC Radio 4, no less... During the Today programme on 11 April, Science Editor, Tom Fielden, talking to the naturalist Stephen Moss (author of Wild Kingdom) said the 'incredible nature reserve' on the Avalon Marshes was 'probably the best new place for wildlife in the whole of Britain', and had been a phenomenal success since it was created some 30 years ago.  The entire place, they agreed, is 'heaving with life', a life that includes marsh harriers, Cetti's warbler, whitethroats, bittern,  great white egrets ... and, if our local walks are anything to go by, plenty more besides.

Mowbarton enjoys fabulous views of  the whole area, and is less than a ten minute drive from Westhay, perhaps 15 from Ham Wall (pictured left).

Listen for yourself: Somerset Levels - 02h.43m into the programme.


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