Monthly Archive: December 2019

Queen Victoria at Christmas - Priddy, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_0615H

The Gingerbread Inn

Queen Vic In the last few years the Queen Vic pub in the village of Priddy is transformed at Christmas into the amazing Gingerbread Inn. And Finally… Even the village green gets some Christmas lights.

Nativity Crib Festival - St Cuthberts Church, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0892


Christmas Time The nativity crib festival at St Cuthbert’s Church in Wells is one of the highlights of the year. On Christmas Eve I walked around Lynchcombe above Wells.  I am a volunteer warden...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9890

Starling Trail

Christmas Time The build up to Christmas at Ham Wall and the starlings are still roosting in Waltons Heath.  Before the birds arrived the reeds glowed in the last golden light of the evening....

Glastonbury Tor

Winter Solstice

Winter Soltice Hundreds of people gather at Glastonbury Tor in Somerset to celebrate the Winter Solstice. I walked to the top in the dark, thanks to those who lined the path with night lights. I...

Starling Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset UK. ID JB1_9138

Starling Trail

Hall Wall Another beautiful sky at RSPB Ham Wall.  I think sometimes I like the skies more than the starlings – probably not.  Today the sky did not have the deep red colours of...

Flying Home - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8049

Starling Trail

Another sky full of starlings at RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset levels. Today I was not sure where to go and watch, so I settled on the Tor View hide.  So many times...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7824

Starling Trail

Starlings at Ham Wall Recently the starlings have going to the west and east sides of Waltons Heath (by the new viewing platform) and also across into Loxtons Marsh (further down the reserve).  This...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7354

Starling Trail

After the success of my last visit I returned to the same spot on Ham Wall today.  It was still really windy and so I hoped the birds would behave the same. The starlings...

Swan in the sunset - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7065

Starling Trail

Back waiting for the starling flocks to arrive on another cold winter evening at Ham Wall on the Somerset Levels. For a while I sheltered from the cold and wind in the Tor View...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6788

Starling Trail

Recently the Tor View hide (above) has been a great spot from which to watch the starlings arrive at RSPB Ham Wall for their evening roost.  However, the birds had been moving to the...