Steart Marshes WWT & Steart Point

Thirteen participants visited the two above locations yesterday 12th Dec. Birds are never close there but we were treated to 58 species including huge flocks of Golden Plover and Lapwing, often spooked into the air [possibly by a female Merlin which we had super scope views of], and 1000’s of Dunlin over the main shoreline near the R. Parrett mouth. Other highlights included 2 female Marsh Harriers, but no male Hen Harrier that had been seen the day before, nor two Pink-footed Geese. 12 wader species wasn’t bad, including a few Avocet and 10 Snipe standing in a row from the small hide at the point. A few lucky group members got a Short-eared Owl as they left. A few pix here to give a flavour of this great location. A full trip list is here.

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