Tagged: RSPB

Sunset - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1179

Waltons Sunset

A cormorant flies passed the Tor View hide on RSPB Ham Wall.  This hide is set in the centre of Waltons Heath and today it seemed like the perfect spot to watch the starlings...

Starling Murmurations - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_0518

Starling Trail

At the hut in the car park the RSPB volunteers were reporting that the roost was split.  It seemed that during the previous week the largest group had been roosting to the north near the village of Stileway....

Starling Roosts

I rarely record movies of the starlings, but recently I have been so close to their roost site that I thought it was worth a go. The birds drop into their roost at Loxtons Marsh...

The swan Family go for a swim - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_8181

Ham Wall in Autumn

Just before we jump into the cold of winter I have put together some of my recent pictures taken around Loxton Marsh that do not have starlings in them. The main railway line track cuts down the...

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0086

Starling Trail

Today, I stood and waited in Loxtons Marsh for the return of the starlings. Unfortunately, the roost split and most of the birds flew overhead to the far end of the reserve.  However, all was...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_9260

Starling Trail

This has been a week of wonderful sunsets at Ham Wall.  I’ve been down to watch the starling murmurations several times and each time the sky has been just as much a star as...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_8352

Starling Trail

My third evening at the starling roost at RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset Levels.  Another beautiful evening – great skies and thousands of birds. A Swan Escapes This evening the birds were roosting deeper into...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_7452

Starling Trail

This evening was my first opportunity this winter to visit the starling murmurations at Ham Wall. I did not expect many birds but the numbers had been climbing each week. So with a good weather forecast and...

Oxeye Daisies - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 822_2101

Ham Wall

My visit to Prospect Fields was shorter than expected so I headed back home.  The traffic was building so I decided to make a detour via the Avalon Marshes.  I was just avoiding the busy...

Swell Wood - Somerest, UK, ID 810_8233

Swell Wood

A second visit to RSPB Swell Wood, not to visit the brilliant herons, but instead I wanted to see the spring flowers on the Scarp Trail.  This walk is a sea of bluebells and yellow...