Tagged: Somerset Levels

Waltons Marsh - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_2352

Starling Dawn

The quiet before dawn at Waltons Heath.  Somewhere in the dark are 100,000 starlings.  But with the noise of the wind and the dark skies it is difficult to see them. Starlings Wake As...

Lapwings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_1537

Starling Watch

Another evening at Ham Wall.  Some appalling weather – I was glad of some shelter from the Tor View hide. Friday Evening Before the starlings arrived there was plenty to watch including this Marsh Harrier...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0903

Starling Watch

Like most people I walk across the small bridge over the south drain every time I visit Ham Wall.  Each time I have a look down stream at the view.  This evening the weather was...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_0131

Starling Watch

My first visit to Ham Wall this week and the weather is still dull.  I was hoping the birds would roost in the Waltons Heat, but sadly the the action was still going on...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_8751

Starling Watch

I’m getting a bit behind with my starling news so here we go with a recap of the entire weekend. Friday After weeks of good weather, today was so dark and dull that I decided...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_7809

Starling Watch

It is looking like the weather is about to change so I was keen to squeeze a visit to Ham Wall between my day job and yoga. Starlings and the Sparrow Hawk Things started...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_6616

Starling Watch

I cannot believe how good the evening weather has been the last few days.  Perfect for watching starlings at RSPB Ham Wall. Starlings Another group of starlings arrives in the golden sunset. Lines of...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_5898

Starling Watch

After a fantastic first week at the Starlings expectations were high for the weekend. Ham Wall Another beautiful evening.   Some good looking moon ducks in the golden evening light. No clouds today, so...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_4885

Starling Watch

It has been a good week down at Ham Wall.  With several days of fine weather even just 30,000 starlings managed to fill the sky. Saturday The clouds had disappeared and the moon came out...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 826_4079

Starling Watch

The starling season is well underway on the Somerset Levels.  This was my first week on the starling watch so here is a quick catch-up. Sunday The first of a series of large flocks...