After a dull overcast day the clouds started to break-up just in time for the first groups of starlings to arrive at RSPB Ham Wall for their night’s roost.
The birds had been a Loxtons for a couple of weeks but on my last visit it seemed they were beginning to favour the Waltons side of the reserve. So just in case I waited on the muddy path that runs between them. The RSPB had cleared a lot of the trees creating open views across towards the bird hides.
It was looking like a bad choice as most of the birds were dropping down in the reeds on the far side of Waltons. I decided to stay where I was as often the birds lift and stream back into the reeds at Loxtons.
My luck was in, and as it was getting dark the birds came closer and closer before lifting into the sky. They flew directly over my head, then dropped back down into the reeds on the other side.
Soon Loxtons was a mass of birds – fantastic!
The opportunity for a picture of the nearly full moon during the walk back to the car park.