Tagged: Natural England

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

Starling Trail

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...

Starlings over Meare Heath - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9115

Starling Trail

Waiting for the Starlings Part of starling watching is waiting for them to arrive.  For me a big part of that is capturing the sunset.  Typically, the birds arrive after the sun has dropped...

Mute swan (Cygnus olor) - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. iD 824_6114

Glastonbury Canal

Its that time of year when I need to get fit again.  So I set off on my bike for a ride on the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury Canal The Glastonbury Canal ran for  14 miles...

Starling Murmuration - Westhay Heath, Somerset, UK. id 824_7100

Starling Trail

From one end to the other, during the last week the starling roost has moved from the wilderness in the east over to Canada Farm and Westhay Heath in the far west. Canada Farm...

Heron Sculpture - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_4748

Starling Trail

Ham Wall Car Park For many years cars squeezed into the small car park between Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall.  When it overflowed during starling season cars would line the narrow road.  Then the RSPB...

Starling Wave - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_7554

Starling Guide

I have been watching the starlings on the Somerset Levels for over 10 years.  I have been at Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath and Westhay Moor hundreds of times.  Why?  Because I love it.  Why? Because...

Starlings Flock - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0993

Starling Trail

On Wednesday I watched the starlings at Shapwick Heath on my own apart from a couple of visitors which I persuaded to follow me down the track. On Thursday I shared the starlings with a dozen...

Starlings Flock - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 809_0425

Starling Trail

After the storm a string of starlings meanders back to the roost. Storm Doris After a devastating day when Storm Doris hit the UK and there was little hope of a starling display.  The...

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...

Starling evening visit - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_7554

Somerset Starling Guide

My Somerset Starling Guide Over the last few years there have been many changes at the Avalon Marshes.  The number of birds has dropped and the number of visitors has risen.  So I decided it...