Starling Watch

Sunset - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6232

Sunset – Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6232

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.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6269

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6269

Lines of birds stream down into the roost.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6300

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6300

The last few birds arrived during a deep red sunset.

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

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

Its amazing how many birds accumulate in the reed bed.  Every few minutes the birds lifting out in huge waves.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6728

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6728

Gradually moving across the Loxton Marsh reedbed from west to east.  More and more birds arrived even when it was so dark.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6748

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6748

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