Tagged: Starling Murmurations

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...

Starlings at Winderness Way - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_5966

Starling Trail

Recently the Starlings have been roosting in the wilderness.  Far from the main path in Ham Wall getting good views is difficult – especially as the weather has been so poor. The best place to watch...

Starlings at Stileway Farm - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4477

Starling Trail

Starlings leave Stileway Farm near Meare to fly the short distance to the roost site.  The birds often gather in fields near the roost site before flying into Ham Wall or Shapwick Heath in...

Heron Sculpture - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 809_4748

Starling Trail

Ham Wall Car Park For many years cars squeezed into the small car park between Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall.  When it overflowed during starling season cars would line the narrow road.  Then the RSPB...

Starling Wave - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID DSC_7554

Starling Guide

I have been watching the starlings on the Somerset Levels for over 10 years.  I have been at Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath and Westhay Moor hundreds of times.  Why?  Because I love it.  Why? Because...

Starlings - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, Uk. ID 824_2815

Starling Trail

Its been a couple weeks since I got down to the Avalon Marshes to watch the starlings return to their overnight roost.  During my last visit I saw about 12 birds.  This evening I...

Starling Murmurations - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_0518

Starling Trail

At the hut in the car park the RSPB volunteers were reporting that the roost was split.  It seemed that during the previous week the largest group had been roosting to the north near the village of Stileway....

Starling Roosts

I rarely record movies of the starlings, but recently I have been so close to their roost site that I thought it was worth a go. The birds drop into their roost at Loxtons Marsh...

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_0086

Starling Trail

Today, I stood and waited in Loxtons Marsh for the return of the starlings. Unfortunately, the roost split and most of the birds flew overhead to the far end of the reserve.  However, all was...

Starling Murmuration - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_9260

Starling Trail

This has been a week of wonderful sunsets at Ham Wall.  I’ve been down to watch the starling murmurations several times and each time the sky has been just as much a star as...