Monthly Archive: November 2018

Starlings pour across the track - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID DSCN1816

Starling Roost

I am working away from home so no chance to get down to Somerset’s Avalon Marshes. Anyway the weather has been so bad I probably would not have gone anyway.  So it’s time to...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_8751

Starling Watch

I’m getting a bit behind with my starling news so here we go with a recap of the entire weekend. Friday After weeks of good weather, today was so dark and dull that I decided...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_7809

Starling Watch

It is looking like the weather is about to change so I was keen to squeeze a visit to Ham Wall between my day job and yoga. Starlings and the Sparrow Hawk Things started...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6928

Starling Watch

It is not often that the starlings arrive back at Ham Wall before the sun sets.  Today, in the rain, it did making a magical evening. Ham Wall It had been a dull grey day and...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6616

Starling Watch

I cannot believe how good the evening weather has been the last few days.  Perfect for watching starlings at RSPB Ham Wall. Starlings Another group of starlings arrives in the golden sunset. Lines of...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_5898

Starling Watch

After a fantastic first week at the Starlings expectations were high for the weekend. Ham Wall Another beautiful evening.   Some good looking moon ducks in the golden evening light. No clouds today, so...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_4885

Starling Watch

It has been a good week down at Ham Wall.  With several days of fine weather even just 30,000 starlings managed to fill the sky. Saturday The clouds had disappeared and the moon came out...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_4079

Starling Watch

The starling season is well underway on the Somerset Levels.  This was my first week on the starling watch so here is a quick catch-up. Sunday The first of a series of large flocks...

Autumn Leaves - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 826_2809

Lynchcombe Update

Another visit to the Lynchcombe nature reserve on the slopes of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Lynchcombe As a volunteer reserve warden I keep an eye on this reserve for the Somerset Wildlife Trust....

The Centenary Poppy Wave

The Centenary Poppy Wave A beautiful poppy display to commemorate the ending of the First World War. The communities of Meare and Westhay on the Somerset Levels created a beautiful and creative display. Every knitted...