Author: Jeff Bevan

Mendips in snow - Above Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1399

Wells Winter

We were all beginning to think that we would not get a real winter this year.  It has been so warm – and cloudy.  But today it finally snowed and the landscape around the...

Snowdrops - Nunney, Somerset, UK. ID 828_2072

Nunney

You may have guessed that a love snowdrops. They even distract me away from the starling roost at Ham Wall.  So today I headed off to the tiny village of Nunney in Somerset. Nunney...

Snowdrops - Mells Common, Somerset, UK. ID 828_1458

Village Snowdrops

There are lots of places to see snowdrops in my area of Somerset.  The best areas seem to be the Camelot villages down south and around Mells and Nunney up north.  Today I ventured...

Churchyard Snowdrops - St Michaels Church, Somerset, UK. ID 828_0939

Churchyard Snowdrops

I have been looking forward to the arrival of snowdrops again this year.  Some, such as those in the Uphill Donkey Field, popped up very early.  Many have not started to appear. And some,...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 828_1184

Starling Trail

Shoveller ducks next to the Tor View hide on Ham Wall.  Great entertainment while waiting for the starlings. Starlings Arrive As seems to be the pattern now the first group of starlings to arrive...

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9964

Back on the Starling Trail

Another mild but grey day today.  What better than to sit in a hide, with a cold, and watch lots of ducks.  That is until some starlings start to arrive. Starling Murmurations RSPB Ham...

Glastonbury Tor and Swans - From Hearty Moor, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9472

Hearty Moor

I’ve been unwell for a few days so instead of a walk or a bike ride I thought I would get out in the car.   It had been a beautiful day so I...

Glastonbury Tor at Night - Somerset, UK. ID 927_9247

Tor Light by Night

The forecast was for a clear morning, following a cold night, so it was perfect time for an early walk up Glastonbury Tor to see some stars. Stars I climbed up the hill around 6...

First Snowdrops - Donkey Field, Uphill, North Somerset, UK. ID 827_9393

First Snowdrops

The winter afternoon sun casts long shadows across the Donkey Field in the village of Uphill.  Groups of squirrels are scurrying around the trees. But it was not the scurry of squirrels that I...

Starlings Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9060

Starling Trail

Christmas and New Year evenings are a very busy time at RSPB Ham Wall as hundreds of visitors arrive to watch huge flocks of starlings return to roost amongst the reeds.  Each evening the...