Leader: Giles Morris Tel: 07712 398903
Meet at 10am in the RSPB Ham Wall Reserve car park at Ashcott Corner (ST 449397, BA6 9SX). From the middle of Meare Village on the B3151 Wedmore to Glastonbury road, take the minor road south, now with a brown signposted to RSPB Ham Wall. After approx. one mile the car park is situated on the left just after the Railway Inn and the drain bridge. NB – not the Shapwick car park, which is on the other side of the road. Level walking, but may be muddy in places. Parking charges: RSPB members are exempt at the Ham Wall car park (place membership card in the windscreen). Remember to remove all valuables from parked cars.
The Avalon Reserves should be full of wintering ducks, herons/egrets and waders, this makes raptors likely and then there are the wintering passerines – siskins, redpolls and thrushes. There’s always a chance of bitterns and bearded tits, so lots to hope for. We shall start at Ham Wall, but may move on to Shapwick, Catcott or Greylake. Those who want to can continue into the afternoon and even stay for the starling murmuration.
Please inform the leader if you are intending to join the walk.