Tagged: Somerset Levels

Glastonbury Tor and Axe Valley - From Deerleap, Wells, Somerset, UK. iD 825_0679

Axe Valley Sunset

Axe Valley The Axe Valley is part of the Somerset Levels.  North of the Isle of Wedmore it feels separated from the flat moors to the south.  The Brue once travelled north to join...

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...

East Waste in flood - Somerset, UK. ID 824_8171

East Waste

In recent years it has become obvious to all that the Somerset Levels are prone flooding.  Today I visited an area that is frequently under water. East Waste East Waste, and its neighbour West Waste,...

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...

Starling Flock - Wastelands, Godney, Somerset, UK. ID 824_8044

Starling Trail

Division Rhyne is one of the drainage channels draining the Brue valley northern Somerset Levels. This land is prone to flooding in the area romantically known as East Waste. East Waste There is very little public access to...

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...

Langacre Rhyne

Langacre Rhyne I often look at maps in the evening for lines in the landscape that will line up with the direction of sunrise.  Today it was the turn of Langacre Rhyne.  The rhyne...

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...