Bird­ing in Som­er­set

See some great birds in this lovely county dur­ing May or June 2019

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Som­er­set is now the best place in Bri­tain to see, and get great views of, some of the coun­try’s most sought-af­ter bird species. The Avalon Marshes are the heron cap­i­tal of Bri­tain, with up to seven species breed­ing there. Great White, Lit­tle and Cat­tle Egrets float over the reedbeds, or fish in the wa­tery ditches known as rhynes. Bit­terns, too, are of­ten glimpsed as they fly low over the reeds – they are eas­i­est to see in late spring when they are feed­ing their young. In May and June, you can watch Hob­bies chas­ing drag­on­flies, Marsh Har­ri­ers per­form­ing their sky-dance and Cuck­oos call­ing over the reeds. In the nearby Quan­tock and Mendip Hills, we’ll en­joy a cho­rus of bird­song, while on the coast al­most any­thing can, and does, turn up. At a time when much of Bri­tain’s birdlife is in de­cline, Som­er­set of­fers a truly awe­some bird­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. We at Som­er­set Bird­watch­ing Hol­i­days pride our­selves on our at­ten­tion to de­tail: we take a max­i­mum of six clients in our spe­cial ve­hi­cle (chris­tened Thun­der­bird One), and of­fer lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion, splen­did food and con­vivial com­pany. With nat­u­ral­ist and au­thor Stephen Moss and keen birder Graeme Mitchell as your guides, this hol­i­day is ideal for bird­watch­ers at any level, from com­plete begin­ner on­wards. Our un­ri­valled knowl­edge of some of Som­er­set’s best-kept se­cret sites, and their birds, means you’ll get un­for­get­table views of some of Bri­tain’s most charis­matic species. We love show­ing peo­ple not just the birds and other wildlife of Som­er­set, but also the his­tory and cul­ture of this unique county and its myr­iad land­scapes: from hills, to coast, to those mag­i­cal wet­lands. So please join us on a re­lax­ing, en­joy­able and, above all, mem­o­rable tour.

Great White Egret

Join Graeme Mitchell (above) on the Som­er­set bird­ing hol­i­day

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