Searching for owls in forgotten landscape

December 19 2017

OWL expert Ian McGuire will lead an afternoon safari to seek out the migrant short-eared owl and other birds of prey around Aust.

OWL expert Ian McGuire will lead an afternoon safari to seek out the migrant short-eared owl and other birds of prey around Aust.

The event is part of the Forgotten Landscape natural and cultural heritage project, which aims to conserve and improve the lower Severn Vale levels.

Those going along on Sunday, January 14, might also see merlins, kestrels and peregrine falcons.

Bookings can be made by visiting the project website www.aforgottenlandscape.org.uk where details of other events can also be found.

The project covers the foreshore and coastal floodplain of the River Severn from Oldbury-on-Severn, Shepperdine and Hill in the north to Avonmouth in the south and includes the South Gloucestershire parishes of Almondsbury, Aust, Hill, Oldbury, Olveston, Pilning, Rockhampton and Severn Beach, as well as Avonmouth and part of the Kingsweston ward in Bristol.