A ringed Great Bustard today lingering beside the River Brue until at least 6.00 this evening. Park by the bridge just north of the village on the Wedmore road and walk along the footpath 200m to the West. It's in the ploughed field,easily viewable from the top of the pillbox. Thanks to Stephen and Caroline who saw it from their garden!
An estate worker at Tetton near Kingston St Mary reported it as being present for two days ( Tuesday and Wednesday ) and it was sighted near Bridgwater via Twitter on Thursday. The Great Bustard group have confirmed it as one of their release birds from last year, again via Twitter.
I must have seen the same bird just after 4pm today flying north low over the woods to right of path by Noahs,a nice surprise! Several birders in Noahs hide saw it fly the length of the rear of Noahs,one man got some photos too.
The bird was not present at 19:45 this evening, clearly moving about so worth keeping an eye out for in the local area.
This enormous beast flew right across Noah's Lake at around 16:05 today, providing the unexpected highlight of a good day on the Levels, including, across the area, a pair of Great White Egret, 5 pairs of Little Egret at a small heronry and a good number of Marsh Harriers, predominantly males, at 3 sites.
Presumably the same bird at the west end of Westbury Moor this pm (per Dave Buckingham)
Great Bustard seen in Godney today approx. 11.30am two fields down from the pub on the opposite side of the road.
Looked for without success this morning and spent a fruitless hour touring around and checking most of the large roadside fields between here and Westhay Moor.