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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Greylake Sunset. 19th Feb 2013

I'm very lucky to live in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain!
The Somerset Levels are a unique and very important area for wildlife and nature. There are many nature reserves here, including 3 wonderful RSPB reserves.
   One of them is the reasonably new Greylake Reserve, which incredibly was just a few arable fields just a few years ago! Water is no longer drained, many Reeds and Sedges were planted, and now the reserve is maturing into a fantastic place for wetland birds!
 It's also right on my doorstep, so to speak!
A few days ago I stopped off at the Reserve on the way home from work to photograph the sunset. Greylake sunsets are stunning! The combination of golden reed beds and big skies make for a beautiful spectacle as the sun sets, often with birds filling the sky, either coming into roost or flying over to roost at the nearby Shapwick Heath, Westhay and Ham Wall Reserves!
    It's a great place to get close to nature and unwind, and right besides the main Taunton to Glastonbury road, so it's very easy to get to!

 Here are a few of the pictures from that evening.