Category: Winter

Ice at Priddy Mineries


The path through Priddy Mineries was covered in frozen puddles.  Helped by trapped air; the flow of water and some hoar frost the ice formed into a series of glass like patterns.

Hoar Frost at Priddy Mineries

Hoar Frost

With the weather forecast promising a cold morning and clear blue skies I booked a day off work in the hope of getting a taste of winter which so far had eluded us this year.  To increase...

Farm Lane

Winter Walk

Christmas holidays is a time for a winter walk on a crisp frosty sunny day.  Cold but beautiful.  Somerset at its best with a stroll around the base of Glastonbury Tor. I was given...

Tornado Storm - Starling Style

Starling Trail

Against a dark grey sky the Starlings dropped into the reedbed at Shapwick Heath in the Avalon Marshes. [youtube–NS8&w=600&h=337&rel=0]

A Narwhal - Starling Style

Starling Trail

Against a dark grey sky the Starlings put on an excellent display Shapwick Heath in the Avalon Marshes. On a mild evening the birds did not seem to be in a hurry to settle...

A flock flies past a wonderful sky

Starling Trail

The New Year has started with a fantastic Starling display in front of a wonderful sunset at Shapwick Heath.  The birds roosted only a few hundred years from the reserve entrance.  The main path...

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...