Tagged: Murmurations

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...

Waltons Lagoon - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_6073

Starling Dawn

The weather forecast for this morning was good so I headed down to Ham Wall to which the starlings leave their roost.  This was a bit of a gamble as I did not watch...

Dawn at Loxtons Marsh - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_5529

Starling Watch

A deep red sky at the start of another day at RSPB Ham Wall in Somerset. The Morning Last night the birds kept a secret.  They dropped into the reed bed at the wilderness then in the...

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_5042

Starling Watch

I did not expect this to be one of the best starling nights ever – but sometimes they keep their surprise secret – you just needed a little patience. The Wilderness I expected the birds...

Waltons Heath - Ham Wall, Someset, UK. ID 827_4113

Starling Watch

Today’s starling watch was a game of two halves – the first looking south with a deep red sunset, the second looking north with wonderful patterns. First Half The starlings arrive and fill the sky...

Rainbow - Waltons Lagoon, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_3658

Starling Watch

It is 7am and immediately in front of the Tor View hide the starlings flatten the reeds. Morning The wind was howling around.  The first wave takes off and is blown back from the fierce...

Waltons Marsh - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_2352

Starling Dawn

The quiet before dawn at Waltons Heath.  Somewhere in the dark are 100,000 starlings.  But with the noise of the wind and the dark skies it is difficult to see them. Starlings Wake As...

Lapwings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_1537

Starling Watch

Another evening at Ham Wall.  Some appalling weather – I was glad of some shelter from the Tor View hide. Friday Evening Before the starlings arrived there was plenty to watch including this Marsh Harrier...