Tagged: Somerset Levels

Reflections of a Photographer - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID 823_3896

Glastonbury Tor

I could not resist going back up Glastonbury Tor.  This time with some friends who were very keen to get up early. Glastonbury Tor Even looking away from the sunrise the sky is full...

Misty Morning - Deerleap, Somerset, UK. ID 805_0476

Mendip Mists

The southern edge of the Mendip Hills is one of the best places to see the mists across the Somerset Levels.   Easy to reach view points such as the Deerleap picnic site offer...

The Levels in Mist - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID DSCN6640

White Mist

This morning a mist sat across the Somerset Levels. Before dawn the mist was grey.  But this gave the sky the opportunity to show some colour as the sun’s red light could reach the clouds but not the ground. Mist As...

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...

Praenubila form of the Four-spotted Chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) - Prospect Fields, Langport, Somerset, UK. ID 822_1934

Prospect Fields

Early this year I visited Aller Hill near Langport to photograph the woodland flowers.  I completely forgot that the Aller Hill SSSI also includes some grassland.  So today I put that right and made...

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...

Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria) - Lynchcombe, Somerset, UK. ID 810_6497

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe in spring is coming to life.  A few flowers are blooming and my butterfly transect is well underway for another year.  And of course some fantastic sunsets over the Somerset Levels. Spring Flowers...

Oak Tree Garden Products - Somerset, UK. ID DSC_0822

Rocks Drove

If you follow Wilderness Drove from the eastern entrance to Ham Wall you reach Rock’s Drove.  Together these droves form a U-shaped protrusion into the Avalon Marshes. I like this short curious route and have cycled...

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...