Tagged: Sunset

Church of St Mary the Virgin - Croscombe, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_4655

Croscombe

Croscombe Croscombe village lies between Wells and Shepton Mallet in Somerset.  Until recently it had a garage that serviced my motorcycle.  The George Inn has been a destination for many of our Sunday walks. The...

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...

Sunset - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 824_1179

Waltons Sunset

A cormorant flies passed the Tor View hide on RSPB Ham Wall.  This hide is set in the centre of Waltons Heath and today it seemed like the perfect spot to watch the starlings...

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....

The swan Family go for a swim - Loxtons Marsh, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 823_8181

Ham Wall in Autumn

Just before we jump into the cold of winter I have put together some of my recent pictures taken around Loxton Marsh that do not have starlings in them. The main railway line track cuts down the...

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...