Tagged: RSPB

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...

Swell Wood in Spring - Swell, Somerset, UK. ID 810_7789

Swell Wood

The ancient oaks of RSPB Swell Wood is part of the woodland stretching from Langport to the Blackdown Hills which I should visit more often.  This corner of South Somerset is truly a wonderland...

Starlings over Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_9227

Starling Trail

The starlings have finally moved away from Walton Heath and Loxtons Marsh.  A small group is still dropping down in Walton Heath near the first platform but most of the birds have headed deep into...

Starlings at Loxtons Marsh - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 808_2556

Starling Trail

A couple of days ago, before a storm came in, most of the starlings had chosen Loxtons Marsh as their roost site.  Today I returned to RSPB Ham Wall and headed back to marsh in hope of...

Starlings in bad weather - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_8714

Starling Trail

After the watching the starlings in bad weather a couple of days ago I had a cunning plan for todays visit to RSPB Ham Wall.  Two days ago the birds dropped straight down into...

Starlings in bad weather - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_8344

Starling Trail

The period of unsettled weather continued today with few visitors making the journey to Ham Wall. In the dark skies I was forced to switch to black-and-white. Here is the mandatory picture of the...

Starlings arrive at Ham Wall - Somerst, UK. ID 809_8016

Starling Trail

Today I took a group of friends down to RSPB Ham Wall to watch the starlings.  It was going to be a busy evening with large crowds expected to descend on the reserve. I did...

Dawn at Ham Wall - Somerset, UK. ID 809_7754

Starling Trail

I had watched most of the Starlings roost at Loxton Marsh the previous evening. So this morning I headed back to the marsh hoping to photograph the birds leaving at dawn. It was still dark when the birds decided...