Category: Landscape


Old Stileway Farm

Spillway without Starlings again.  Not sure where they went, but they were not here.  Instead a series of pictures around the farm.

Holy Thorn Tree

Glastonbury’s Holy Thorn

According to legend, the Holy Thorn tree at Glastonbury sprung from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, or was it planted by the council in 1951?  Either way it was a local landmark until someone...

No.1 Crab Tree Drove

No.1 Crab Tree Drove

I kept passing No.1 Crab Tree Drove, Glastonbury, each day travelling back and forth to the Starlings.  I idea of a small caravan in the middle of a massive field on the levels appealed...

Sunseeking at Glastonbury Tor

2012 in Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in...

Starlings at Shapwick Heath

Starling Trail

Tonight the Starlings roosted near the Decoy Hide on Shapwick Heath NNR. So park at the Avalon Marshes Centre end of the reserve if you wish to avoid the long walk we had after...

Starlings at Ham Wall

Starling Trail

I recently introduced my guide to watching and photographing the Starling displays at the Avalon Marshes on the Somerset Levels.  The marshes is a huge area and the birds may choose to roost anywhere....

Mists of Avalon

The Mists of Avalon

The winter has arrived bringing a brief flurry of snow last week.  This week a clear evening brought a morning mist over Avalon and the Somerset Levels towards Glastonbury Tor.  The images were taken...