Category: Shapwick Heath

Starling Murmuration - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2336E

Starling Trail

I took half day’s leave from work so I could head across to Shapwick Heath to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost. The birds had moved from Ham Wall a week before....

Starlings cross the sky - Shapwick Heath, UK. ID DSC_3017

Starling Trail

Starling Roost It’s a new year and the starlings have recently moved from RSPB Ham Wall to a new site in the Roughet at the far end of Natural England’s Shapwick Heath. Its been a...

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9880

Starling Trail

There was soft blue hue to the light over Shapwick Heath tonight as we waited for the starlings to return to their roost. Shapwick Heath All our hopes were on the starlings returning to...

Starlings at Dawn - Meare Heath, Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9352

Starling Trail

Starling Dawn Some say that visiting the starlings on the Avalon Marshes is as good in the morning as it is in the evening.  I have been to both many times.  Some mornings are better than...

Starlings over Meare Heath - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9115

Starling Trail

Waiting for the Starlings Part of starling watching is waiting for them to arrive.  For me a big part of that is capturing the sunset.  Typically, the birds arrive after the sun has dropped...

Mute swan (Cygnus olor) - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. iD 824_6114

Glastonbury Canal

Its that time of year when I need to get fit again.  So I set off on my bike for a ride on the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury Canal The Glastonbury Canal ran for  14 miles...

Starlings Flock - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0993

Starling Trail

On Wednesday I watched the starlings at Shapwick Heath on my own apart from a couple of visitors which I persuaded to follow me down the track. On Thursday I shared the starlings with a dozen...

Starlings Flock - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0425

Starling Trail

After the storm a string of starlings meanders back to the roost. Storm Doris After a devastating day when Storm Doris hit the UK and there was little hope of a starling display.  The...

Starlings Descend

Starling Trail

A visit to Shapwick Heath on the Starling Trail.  As expected I arrived too early and took some pictures around the and reserve. The Moon First a  flew birds arrived passing in front of...