Starling Trail

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9708

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9708

There was soft blue hue to the light over Shapwick Heath tonight as we waited for the starlings to return to their roost.

Shapwick Heath

All our hopes were on the starlings returning to their roost of the last few nights on the north side of Meare Heath.  The first flocks arrived on schedule through a dramatic sky.

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9748

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9748

Things were looking good as some of the starlings started to drop not far away.

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9814

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9814

Then it all went bad as the birds lined up, and the flocks started to disappear.

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9871

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9871

You have to give it to the starlings they can make a good straight line when they want to.

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9877

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9877

The clouds were interesting, with their strange streaks. But the starlings were soon gone.

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9880

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9880

And Finally,

The huge flocks of birds drifted to the far western end of Shapwick Heath.  Roosting just south the main track near the start of the path that leads down to the decoy hide.  This is a popular site that the birds use every year.  Hopefully, they will stay there for a few days.

Starlings - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9887

Starlings – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9887

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