Tagged: Somerset Levels

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 Update

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...

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_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...