29 07 20. Shapwick Heath, Somerset Levels.

Shapwick Heath is in the Somerset Levels. It was originally part of the substantial peat-cutting industry which was active here as recent as the 1960s. Now it is a wonderful national nature reserve.

Recording made about 4:00am, sitting across the canal from a large reedbed. The dominant sound is coming from lots of Cetti’s warblers. A marsh harrier passes by a couple of times, and in the distance is a barn owl screeching. Many other marsh birds are also present.

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