Tagged: Natural England

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...

Starlings Descend

Starling Trail

A visit to Shapwick Heath on the Starling Trail.  As expected I arrived too early and took some pictures around the and reserve. The Moon First a  flew birds arrived passing in front of...

Starling Trail

Earlier this week the birds were roosting on Shapwick Heath nature reserve.  Today things were about to change. Shapwick Heath A huge flock of Starlings flew over our heads at the far end of Shapwick...

Heading to the Heath

Starling Trail

The Starlings have been here, there and everywhere recently.  So I decided not to beetle after them.  Instead I went to the Hawk and Owl Trust reserve of Shapwick Moor just beyond Shapwick Heath.  Its...

Changing course again starlings at Shapwick Heath

Starling Trail

After a short break in Ham Wall the Starlings are back in Shapwick Heath.  This time deep in Seventy Acres.  This is one of the worst locations for watching the birds.  I ventured down...

Watching Starlings

Starling Trail

Back on the Starling Trail again.  This time the birds are deep in south side of Shapwick Heath.  This is the bad lands for Starling watchers as you cannot get near.  The main drove...

Kingfisher Sunset

Starling Trail

A lovely walk during the day should have been enough of a fix for any photographer.  I on the otherhand needed a Starling fix so I headed down to the Starlings.  I settled in Noah’s...

Starlings at Meare Heath

Starling Trail

Today it was Meare Heath hide.  The Starlings performance as requested.  To get to the hide following the main path into Shapwick Heath from either end.  In the middle cross the bridge north into...

Black Tide

Starling Trail

Perfect Night.  The Starlings arrived back at Shapwick Heath on the path to the Decoy Hide.  They were so close it was as if you could scoop them up with your arms as they...