Tagged: Winter

Snowdrops - Shepton Montague, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7401

Shepton Montague

Shepton Montague This is a tiny village of only a couple of hundred people set deep in the countryside of South Somerset.  Many thanks to the farmer who kindly let me scramble up his...

Fist snow of the year - Cooks Fields, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_4813

First Snow

The First Snow We recently had snow for the first time this year.  We did have some last October, not very much but with the autumn colours out it was pretty photogenic.  I did...

Lynchcombe Sycamores - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_3358H

Mendip Sunset

Perfect Sunset I looked out my window, saw the clear blue sky, and immediately thought there could be good sunsets this evening.  I quickly packed my camera and tripod and dashed up the Mendip...

Dawn Mist - From Crook Peak, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2703

Crook Peak

Mist fills the Axe Valley looking towards Cheddar in Somerset. Half way up Crook Peak and it’s time to take some photographs. Many people have seen its peak as they drive passed on the...

Snowdrops - St Michaels Church, Blackford, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_1836

Blackford Snowdrops

St Michael’s Church Definitely my favourite churchyard for snowdrops.  Each year St Michael’s church in Blackford in South Somerset puts on a wonderful display.  The snowdrops have been grown in a perfect location to...

Starling Murmuration - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2336E

Starling Trail

I took half day’s leave from work so I could head across to Shapwick Heath to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost. The birds had moved from Ham Wall a week before....

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...

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...