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Old Tuesday 10th January 2012, 17:53   #1
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Spring visit

My wife and myself are coming to Somerset at the end of April and will be based at Sutton Mallet, any recommendation on local birding sites will be very helpful.

Many thanks for your help

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Don't know where Sutton Mallet is but Ham Wall RSPB must be worth a visit. Bitterns should be very active at that time of year plus if its late in the month the first Hobbies may be starting to arrive though this is better in May.
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Old Friday 13th January 2012, 15:31   #3
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Hi Luke,

Ham wall is very close to where we will be staying, so that's one day sorted.

my wife and myself have spent many happy holidays in or near Weymouth so we enjoyed looking at your blog, great photos.

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Agree entirely, Ham Wall RSPB and the surrounding wetlands are a must.

Also, at that time of year, the Quantocks must be worth a visit and should be a contrast to Norfolk. If you like a good walk, try setting out from Holford; if not then try driving up Cockercombe and to Triscombe Stone.

Keep an eye on the Somerset Bird News forum, hope this link works.
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Would thoroughly recommend Greylake too, only a few miles from Ham Wall, which is marvellous, hope you see a bittern! The hobbies are wonderful and I've also seen ospreys from Noah's hide.

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Hello and thank you,

thank you every one for your help and it has made planning our trip at lot easier.

Dave, I found your link very interesting.

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