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Shapwick Heath Newsletter: Jan – Mar 22

Believe it or not it is now 10 years since
the UK’s first breeding pair of Great White Egrets decided to nest on Shapwick Heath! The birds unexpected arrival, and
the rarity of this species at the time, was incredibly exciting; capturing the imagination of both dedicated birdwatchers
and the local community. Due to the threat of illegal egg-collecting activity, it was necessary to set up a 24-hour watch to
protect the birds, and reserve staff were incredibly grateful to the 50 plus local birders who came to the rescue to help
warden the site. . Find out more

 

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