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Wells, Somerset

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CITY OF WELLS • MENDIP HILLS • SOMERSET LEVELS

RSPB Greylake

On the A361 between Greinton & Othery - TA7 9BG, Tel: 01458 252805

An excellent location for bird watching, Greylake nature reserve is one of four RSPB reserves in the Somerset Levels and Moors. It is approximately five miles east of Bridgwater and consists of 20 low-lying fields in the north west corner of King's Sedgemoor. The fields at Greylake nature reserve used to be arable farmland; now the RSPB is managing this area for wetland birds and other wildlife. Today, less than five years after we started work, lapwings, snipe, curlews and redshanks nest on the reserve along with other ground-nesting birds such as yellow wagtails, skylarks and meadow pipits. We are creating habitats that will be attractive to breeding ducks and other wetland dwellers such as spotted crakes and water rails. Other wetland wildlife include dragonflies, water voles, otters and roe deer. In winter, the land floods and flocks of lapwings, golden plovers, wigeons, teals, shovelers and Bewick's swans arrive. Guided walks through the year.

Visit the RSPB Greylake webpage

  • Lapwing
  • Black Tailed Godwit
  • Kingfisher
  • Gadwalls
  • Mallard
  • Hare
  • Mute Swan
  • Reed Bunting. Image  John Crispin
  • Buzzard
  • Little Egret
  • Grey Heron
  • Skylark
  • Shoveler
  • Teal
  • Roe Deer
  • Four Spotted Chaser
  • Redshank
  • Snipe
  • Reed Bunting. Image  John Crispin
  • Water Rail. Image  John Crispin

Lat/Long : 51.107986, -2.859136

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