A quick recce to the new Steart Marshes reserve overlooking Bridgwater Bay was to provide a host of great birds - however, note to self, next time allow more time.Read More
“OK Dad, it is your day today… you can do anything you want”.
You know what it isn’t..
But what is it?Read More
An atmospheric night-time hunt for the elusive nightjar.Read More
The popular Daily Mail journalist Bel Mooney and her husband Robin joined us for an introduction to birdwatching. This is what she thought…Read More
Stephen is just back from Italy where he came face to face with the ‘Man in Question’Read More
The damp and overcast conditions did not spoil two great days birding across Somerset, leading to a record haul - to date….Read More
One of the nicest things about leading bird tours is the extra amount of time you spend in the field.Read More
Falco Subbuteo puts on a great display over the Patch.Read More
We always knew it was going to be a great weekend when three hobbies flew over our heads within the first two minutes, but the ‘Penguin Dance’ a mealy redpoll and some very sexy ducks would take the biscuit.Read More
Occasionally, just occasionally, Stephen and Graeme go looking for birds outside the county.Read More
Another great weekend with two keen novice birdwatchers. Stephen and Graeme introduce more beginners to the joys of birdwatching in Somerset.Read More
A morning walk in the ancient woodlands perched on the edge of the Mendip hills was going to get the pulse racing for more reason than the steepness of the gradient.Read More
It is all about being at the right place at the right timeRead More
The snow has been and gone, the birds are back singing, and Scotland loses at rugby.. Normal Service has been resumedRead More
The thrills and spills of the 6 Nations may have been kicking off in Edinburgh, but it was the Somerset Levels where all the action was taking place.Read More
A cold and wintery few days were a challenge for Stephen and Graeme to come up with some birds for Phil and Debbie who had come to Somerset to see the starlings but ended up with an good deal more.Read More
We are really looking forward to welcoming some winter guests to Somerset Birdwatching Holidays later this week. While the weather forecast is looking somewhat chilly we have prepared a target birdlist of around 90 species.Read More
Tempting though it is to stay in bed on a damp, dark Saturday morning, when the alarm went off at 7.30 I was happy to get up, dressed and ready. Most Saturday mornings during the year Graeme and I go birding – and, although it is always easier to get up early in spring and summer, winter has its wonders too.Read More
Patch No. 2 is at the meeting of three rivers.
We are spoilt really. We have the estuaries of the River Parrett, the Huntspill River and the River Brue all meeting the Bristol Channel at Bridgewater Bay National Nature Reserve within a mile of each other. For an area so close to a major motorway and some sizeable towns, this is really quite an unexpected wild stretch of England’s coast.Read More