Tagged: Shapwick Heath

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 at Dawn - Meare Heath, Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID 824_9352

Starling Trail

Starling Dawn Some say that visiting the starlings on the Avalon Marshes is as good in the morning as it is in the evening.  I have been to both many times.  Some mornings are better than...

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...

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_6350

Starling Trail

All Change For a couple of weeks the starlings have been roosting in the far north of the RSPB Ham Wall nature reserve on the Avalon Marshes in Somerset.  Getting good views of this...

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...