Another day at Ham Wall starting with a beautiful sunrise.
A beautiful clear winter morning from the Tor View hide in RSPB Ham Wall. The starlings have roosted in the reed bed over night are are starting to gather in front of the hide.
More and more birds join from around Waltons Heath as they get extremely restless.
Suddenly, the birds burst into the sky.
Wave after wave leave from the same location.
They fill the sky. In the background birds stream out from the neighbouring Loxtons Marsh.
The Loxtons birds fly low passed the Glastonbury Tor.
Some of the birds flew low over the hide then immediately dropped into the western side of the heath. Several minutes later they also leave the reeds.
Soon it is all quite and the water birds have the reserve to themselves for another day.
The day had gradually clouded over. Despite this hundreds of visitors arrived lining the main track several deep. In comparison, this morning I shared the hide with one other person!
Many of the birds arrived from behind the first viewing platform.
In the dull weather this was as exciting as my pictures got. The birds drifted in low and dropped into the Waltons Heath. As the birds flew across the reserve they avoided flying over the footpath to the reserve.