Sunday, 19 March 2017
Shapwick - Decoy Hide & Canada Farm
The same walk on two different days within one week the 7/3 and 14/3 Parked up at the Avalon Marshes and then just a short walk to the entrance to Shapwick and a walk through the woods along the David Walker path to eventually join the Sweet Track and onto the Decoy Hide. From the Decoy hide we took the path across the field and then the path on to Canada Farm. On both days we went to Canada Farm hide,Barbara Handley hide and further on round the Hawk & Owl Trust fields.
This is a brilliant walk any time of year taking in some great habitats woodland, peatland fields and lakes. Spring is definitely in the air with booming Bitterns, chasing Kingfishers etc. The area is alive with song!
Over the 2 days we saw 60 species of birds the highlights being mating Kingfishers, Bittern, Great Egret, Little Grebe, Goldcrest, Redpoll, Siskin, Sparrowhawk, Marsh Harrier, Whooper Swan, Treecreeper, Jay, Water Rail, Reed Bunting, Mistle Thrush etc
Second visit 14/3
Great crested Grebe