Tagged: Somerset Levels

Butleigh Moor - Nr Street, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3382

Spring on the Levels

During the lockdown we were allowed out each day for some exercise.  So to get fit I went for lots of cycle rides around the Somerset Levels.  The moors and levels were looking beautiful...

Huish Level and River Parrett - Langport, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6584

Storm Dennis

Langport Following on from Storm Ciara last week, Storm Dennis arrived over the weekend. Both brought heavy rain and winds.  On the Somerset Levels it also brought floods. The River Parrett burst its banks at Langport...

Somerset Levels in the Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2678

First Mist

My First Mist I’m not sure that this is the first blanket mist of the year – but it is to me. Recently I have been climbing (walking up) Crook Peak in the dark....

Fist snow of the year - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4813

First Snow

The First Snow We recently had snow for the first time this year.  We did have some last October, not very much but with the autumn colours out it was pretty photogenic.  I did...

Starling Murmuration - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2336E

Starling Trail

I took half day’s leave from work so I could head across to Shapwick Heath to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost. The birds had moved from Ham Wall a week before....

Starlings cross the sky - Shapwick Heath, UK. ID DSC_3017

Starling Trail

Starling Roost It’s a new year and the starlings have recently moved from RSPB Ham Wall to a new site in the Roughet at the far end of Natural England’s Shapwick Heath. Its been a...

Starlings at Stileway Farm - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4523

Starling Trail

Avalon Hide After the Christmas break it was time to return to RSPB Ham Wall to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost.  The last few days had been dark and grey, and...

Nativity Crib Festival - St Cuthberts Church, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_0892

Christmas

Christmas Time The nativity crib festival at St Cuthbert’s Church in Wells is one of the highlights of the year. On Christmas Eve I walked around Lynchcombe above Wells.  I am a volunteer warden...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9890

Starling Trail

Christmas Time The build up to Christmas at Ham Wall and the starlings are still roosting in Waltons Heath.  Before the birds arrived the reeds glowed in the last golden light of the evening....

Starling Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset UK. ID JB1_9138

Starling Trail

Hall Wall Another beautiful sky at RSPB Ham Wall.  I think sometimes I like the skies more than the starlings – probably not.  Today the sky did not have the deep red colours of...