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The Squirrel - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_8293

Grey Lady

Another mild but dull grey day.  But following a friends Christmas party I rushed crossed to RSPB Ham Wall only to discover a full car park and hundreds of people ready to watch the starlings return...

Sheep - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 827_8188

Somerset Mist

Despite the very mild weather it has been misty recently.  During a trip to the Avalon Marshes I looked up and could just see a hint of blue.  This meant that I had a couple...

Starling Dawn - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_8050

Starling Dawn

Early morning and looking west from the top of Glastonbury Tor the Avalon Marshes and RSPB Ham Wall are sitting deep in the mist.  Not a starling in sight. Down in the Marsh Diving...

Beech Trees - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID 827_7922

Lynchcombe Update

Winter has been very mild so far and not much is happening around Lynchcombe. A brief break from the uniform grey sky.  A chance for a family walk after Christmas. I tried to place the silhouettes...

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_7554

Starling Trail

After the excitement of a full moon it was back to normal at RSPB Ham Wall. Starlings Today I went to all the right places, but not necessarily in the right times.  Wherever I went...

Cold Full Moon at Uphill - Somerset, UK. ID 827_7493

Uphill Boatyard

Yesterday was the winter solstice.  The earth’s tilt points the north pole away from the sun.  So in Somerset this is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. This year the moon...

Starling Dawn - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_7330

Ready, Moon Set, Starlings Go

I got to RSPB Ham Wall early in the morning just in time to watch the moon set.  It was the morning after the winter solstice, the morning after a wonderful evening watching the...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_7306

Starling Moon

A special day at RSPB Ham Wall, not just because it was the winter solstice with a full moon, but also because my son came along! Dawn Early morning and I swapped my bed...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_6435

Starling Trail

It is surprising how a dull grey day can unexpected turn into a beautiful evening.  Today at RSPB Ham Wall a gap in the weather coincided with the arrival of the starlings back at their...

Starling Trail

After some beautiful skies today the weather was poor. All Change I expected the starlings to drop into the reeds at the far end of RSPB Ham Wall near the Wilderness Drove then roll...