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Somerset Birds
The Somerset Ornithological Society is an organisation whose aims are, to further the study of birds and to assist in their preservation.
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Robin Morrison May 27
A first for me in the skies over this morning as JN (male) top right, drops a starling for JY (female) to catch and then take to the 3 chicks on
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Andrew Kirby May 25
Early morning Cattle Egret at Catcott Lows. Preening on a back of a cow and then slowly disappearing .
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Ash Warne May 21
We’re open (Waverley, Moorland TA7 0AT) tomorrow between 11 & 3.30 to help raise money for the NGS which raises around £3M a year for nursing charities such as Hospice UK & Macmillan Cancer Spt. Teas and home-made cakes
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Taunton Peregrines. May 11
Although we had the sad news that one of 4 chicks died this morning, I thought it worth sharing this brief video of the female Peregrine feeding the chicks from yesterday. Amazingly gentle I think you will agree. Live feed ⁦⁩ (RM)
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Paul Jennings May 11
Excellent morning in the Quantock Combes on the SOS field meeting there , great views of all the usual woodland sp here including Pied Fly Wood Warbler Spotted Flycatcher and Redstart plus many others. Many thanks to leaders and
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Brian John Hill May 11
34 people attended excellent SOS Field Mtg. Hodders Combe & vicinity. 43 species inc woodland specialities + Spot Fly & Dipper. Tks co-leader
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Robin Morrison May 10
My previous tweet may have shown the harsh side of life in the wild, but there are still plenty of exceedingly cute images to be found from the
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Roger Dickey May 10
Massive thanks to for hosting today, showing us the fantastic work that this dedicated organisation does. Our donated bird feeder camera was being kept busy!
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Somerset Birds May 10
Can you lend an ear? Are you interested in taking part in helping survey Nightjars? See
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Brian John Hill May 8
Somerset OS Field Mtg Sat 11 May 0815 Hodders Combe meet Holford CP ST153410 Leaders
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Taunton Peregrines. May 9
X2 chicks now hatched here in Taunton! (MLM).
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Brian John Hill Apr 30
Generally poor migrant numbers Brean Down today but around 15 Whitethroats some on territory + singles of Cuckoo Garden Warbler Willow Warbler & Tree Pipit. Light Swallow passage.
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Brian John Hill Apr 30
3 Cattle Egrets Huntspill River. c25 Whimbrel 2 Common Sandpiper 8 Dunlin.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 28
WWB Tern + 8 Arctic Terns still at Cheddar Res 6.10pm. No sign of Black Tern. Ad Gannet has been taken into care.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 25
Alpine Swift still at Ham Wall 6.24pm.
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John Hansford Apr 24
Cattle Egrets after work this evening. I still have to pinch myself every time I see these fabulous birds here in Somerset.
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Julian Thomas (⧖) Apr 24
I was due to be leading the SOS field meeting on Brean Down this Saturday but we've called it off. Weather forecast looks truly awful for looking for passerine migrants. (But good for seawatching.)
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BBC Wildlife Apr 23
Puma hunting policies in North America challenged by
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Janet Ng, Ph.D Apr 13
So I was getting take out and noticed this little dude hanging out at Subway. A Merlin! Look at him in all of his super urban glory!
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Taunton Peregrines. Apr 5
Lovely close-up shot of the 3 peregrine eggs from the Taunton pair of falcons! (MLM).
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