Tagged: Birds

When I quack I want you to jump - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_1986

Starling Trail

A Tufted duck (Aythya fuligula) organises the starlings into line ready to leave their roost at RSPB Ham Wall. Quack!  The starlings jump and quickly fill the sky as they fly at speed over my...

Christmas Robin - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_4318

Merry Christmas

Another great year in Somerset.  Not much snow but a host of beautiful colours, mists and sunsets marking the seasons. January The year started with the starlings roosting in the far western end of...

A flock flies past a wonderful sky

Starling Trail

The New Year has started with a fantastic Starling display in front of a wonderful sunset at Shapwick Heath.  The birds roosted only a few hundred years from the reserve entrance.  The main path...

One Million Starlings

Starling Trail

As the number of birds rose to one million we were treated to one of the best ever Starling displays at Ham Wallt on the Somerset Levels. Helped by clear winter skies and an...

Starlings at Ham Wall

Starling Trail

It was predicted that the Starling roost this Saturday would be split. Some birds going to Shapwick Heath and some to Ham Wall. Not knowing which end of Shapwick Heath to try I decided...

To infinity and beyond

Starling Trail

In my last post I introduced my guide to watching the Starling displays at the Avalon Marshes on the Somerset Levels.  The full guide is available as a PDF: Download the guide [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x17QbnJOqwA&w=560&h=315]...

Starling Trail

I love watching the Starlings at Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath and Westhay. Over the last few years there have been many changes in the number of birds and the number of people that visit...

Starling Trail

Starling Race – Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID JB4_9504. My son and I had went to see the Starlings roost at Shapwick Heath.  This is something we have done for several years.  I remember...