Starling Trail

Great White Egret - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7298

Great White Egret – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7298

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.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7422

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7422

The starlings dropped into the reeds at the same location in the west side of Waltons Heath.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7408

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7408

Thousands of birds poured into the reeds.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7454

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7454

But it was strange that the numbers were so low.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7461

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7461

So as the birds started to lift out of the reeds to spread out over the heath and turned around and saw a huge flock behind me above Glastonbury Tor.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7317

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7317

The birds crushed together aiming for the best spots on Loxtons Marsh in the distance.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7347

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7347

The sky was very grey in this redirection.  So much so the pictures almost look black and white.

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

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

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