Following My Feet Following Jeff Bevan across Somerset

Starlings over Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_9227

Starling Trail

The starlings have finally moved away from Walton Heath and Loxtons Marsh.  A small group is still dropping down in Walton Heath near the first platform but most of the birds have headed deep into...

Fields trees dry stone walls and snow - Cooks Fields and Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 809_9006

Snow Frosting

Just before dawn I looked out my bedroom window.  Still full of cold I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself.  This all changed when I saw the thin layer of snow coating the car...

Snow drops and Rain drops

Snowdrop Valley

With the bad weather, and being full of a cold, I just about made it out of the house for a short visit to Mells in Somerset to photograph the snowdrops. The Village Snowdrops...

Starlings at Loxtons Marsh - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_2556

Starling Trail

A couple of days ago, before a storm came in, most of the starlings had chosen Loxtons Marsh as their roost site.  Today I returned to RSPB Ham Wall and headed back to marsh in hope of...

Starlings in bad weather - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_8714

Starling Trail

After the watching the starlings in bad weather a couple of days ago I had a cunning plan for todays visit to RSPB Ham Wall.  Two days ago the birds dropped straight down into...

Starlings in bad weather - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_8344

Starling Trail

The period of unsettled weather continued today with few visitors making the journey to Ham Wall. In the dark skies I was forced to switch to black-and-white. Here is the mandatory picture of the...

Starlings arrive at Ham Wall - Somerst, UK. ID 809_8016

Starling Trail

Today I took a group of friends down to RSPB Ham Wall to watch the starlings.  It was going to be a busy evening with large crowds expected to descend on the reserve. I did...

Dawn at Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_7754

Starling Trail

I had watched most of the Starlings roost at Loxton Marsh the previous evening. So this morning I headed back to the marsh hoping to photograph the birds leaving at dawn. It was still dark when the birds decided...

Dull weather at Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_7229

Starling Trail

The weather is not always kind in the UK.  After a period of beautiful cold winter days with clear skies we are heading for a more unsettled period of grey skies and rain. On days when...

Sunset over Waltons Heath - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_6279

Starling Trail

Another evening visit to RSPB Ham Wall and the Starlings are still roosting in the same place. The birds start to stream down into the reedbeds of Waltons Heath. After landing in Waltons Heath,...