Starling Trail

Starling Flock - Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8040

Starling Flock – Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8040

Division Rhyne is one of the drainage channels draining the Brue valley northern Somerset Levels. This land is prone to flooding in the area romantically known as East Waste.

East Waste

There is very little public access to part of the Somerset Levels.  But the starlings are back in the wilderness, so called because its accessed via Wilderness Drove.  Here it is hard to see their roost sites.  So a friend suggested I try the neighbouring fields where the starling gather before hopping over the trees to their roost.

North of the wilderness is the wastelands consisting of West Waste and East Waste.  The wilderness and wastelands names are perhaps a bit extreme for a few fields and marshes in the middle of Somerset!

Starling Flock - Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_7702

Starling Flock – Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_7702

As expected the East Waste was under water and it was not long before a small group of starlings arrived near Godney Farm.

Flock of Seagulls - Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_7714

Flock of Seagulls – Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_7714

As the sky was developing a bit of colour a large flock of seagulls passed through.

Starling Flock - Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8044

Starling Flock – Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8044

After an hour a large flock of starlings started to make its way to Ham Wall.

And Finally…

As it was getting dark more birds made their way into the sun on their way to their roost site.

Starling Flock - Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8057

Starling Flock – Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8057

I took some more pictures on this walk but I’ve got a bit behind with my posts so they will have to wait for another day.

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