Category: Birds

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF1qi7–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...

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....

Starling Trail

I love watching the Starlings at Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath and Westhay. Over the last few years there have been many changes in the number of birds and the number of people that visit...

Sniper!

Snipe (Gallinago gallingo) – Graylake, Somerset, UK. JB4_1613. The RSPB Graylake Reserve in Somerset is a great place to watch wetland birds in winter as the hide has glass windows and keeps the wind...

Flying low and fast over the water

Starling Trail

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x17QbnJOqwA&w=560&h=315] I finished work early and headed off to Shapwick Heath to watch the Starling Displays. The RSPB notice board directed me to the best spot and they gave another of their excellent...