Following My Feet Following Jeff Bevan across Somerset

Twiggy - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_3103

Starling Trail

I have been going to the Tor View to watch the spectacular display of starlings leaving their roost for several mornings.  So today I decided to have a change and go to the south side of...

Sunset at Waltons Heath - Somerset, UK. ID 809_2508

Starling Trail

I arrived at Ham Wall this evening to watch the starling murmurations.  There was some confusion amongst the regulars – a small group of birds had started to go to Shapwick Heath and tonight...

Mendip Field - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID 809_2405

Priddy Snow

Like most of the UK, the county of Somerset was forecast some snow.  While driving home from work on Thursday heavy snow was falling on Shepton Mallet.  But after a day of rain it...

Golden Ducks - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0750

Golden Wall

Another golden evening at RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset Levels.  The low sun creating long shadows of the grass growing through the pond weed.  Meanwhile swans, ducks and egrets provided a lot of...

When I quack I want you to jump - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_1986

Starling Trail

A Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) organises the starlings into line ready to leave their roost at RSPB Ham Wall. Quack!  The starlings jump and quickly fill the sky as they fly at speed over my...

The glossy ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) at Ham Wall

Starling Trail

This morning RSPB Ham Wall was sitting in the fog.  In this weather there was only one option and that was to go to the Tor View hide where you should be as close as...

Starlings at Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_1616

Starling Trail

In the UK the weather changes quickly and compared to the beautiful clear evenings of yesterday tonight was wet grey and uninspiring.  Yesterday I left the Tor View hide as the best views were...

Starlings at Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_0883

Starling Trail

Today the evening weather was looking good so I decided to go to the Tor View hide in RSPB Ham Wall to capture the starling murmurations.  Going to the hide turned out be a...

Starlings leave Waltons East - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0640

Starling Trail

For me, today was an unexpected opportunity to go to RSPB Ham Wall.  I returned to the far end of Waltons Heath to watch the starlings fly passed Glastonbury Tor. The birds pass in waves across the...

Starlings leave Waltons East - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0512

Starling Trail

A foggy start to the day so I ventured out to the Tor View hide in RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset Levels.  With limited visibility this hide gets you into the middle of...