Tagged: Somerset Levels

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...

Flying Home - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8049

Starling Trail

Another sky full of starlings at RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset levels. Today I was not sure where to go and watch, so I settled on the Tor View hide.  So many times...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7824

Starling Trail

Starlings at Ham Wall Recently the starlings have going to the west and east sides of Waltons Heath (by the new viewing platform) and also across into Loxtons Marsh (further down the reserve).  This...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7354

Starling Trail

After the success of my last visit I returned to the same spot on Ham Wall today.  It was still really windy and so I hoped the birds would behave the same. The starlings...

Swan in the sunset - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7065

Starling Trail

Back waiting for the starling flocks to arrive on another cold winter evening at Ham Wall on the Somerset Levels. For a while I sheltered from the cold and wind in the Tor View...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_6788

Starling Trail

Recently the Tor View hide (above) has been a great spot from which to watch the starlings arrive at RSPB Ham Wall for their evening roost.  However, the birds had been moving to the...