Starling Trail

New viewing platform at Ham Wall

New viewing platform at Ham Wall

The shiny new view platform at Ham Wall is a popular location to watch the starlings return to the overnight roost in the reedbeds of Waltons Heath.

After a few small groups a large flock arrived from the south.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6064

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6064

More birds appeared from in front of Glastonbury Tor.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6141

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6141

They dropped into the reeds of Waltons Heath.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_636

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_636

The birds took the time to create some shapes.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6390

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6390

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6406

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6406

After the deep red sunset of yesterday it was hard to believe that we could have another beautiful sky this evening.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6450

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6450

But we were not disappointed as a bank of cloud turned pink soon after the sun had dropped below the horizon.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6677

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6677

Simple stunning reflections.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6684

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6684

Even the busy coots had to stop and watch!

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6705

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6705

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