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Somerset Sightings Map

Autumn 2017 update

The Somerset cranes are now flocking together once again. They are frequenting what is now becoming one of their favourite autumn haunts - the Aller Moor/ West Sedgemoor area. Try looking and listening out for them from the River Parrett Trail that runs West of Langport towards Burrowbridge. They are often somewhere out across Aller Moor from between the metal vehicle bridge over the Parrett at Stathe and the footbridge at Oath. Early mornings are the best bet as they arrive hungry and spend the first few hours feeding away. Their nighttime roost has been moving around - but is often on RSPB West Sedgemoor Nature Reserve - however, seeing them at roost is virtually impossible as they come in at dark and leave very early in the morning! You could also visit WWT Slimbridge in Gloucestershire where you can often get really good views of a group of a dozen or so cranes that have established themselves there. A flock of around 30 cranes (all but one of non-project origin!) have been seen recently at the WWT Welney Reserve in Cambridgeshire too - so if you are over in the East - it's worth checking these out.

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