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Sunset - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_4532

Starling Trail

It has been another busy week down at Ham Wall.  We have had some lovely weather, beautiful sunsets, and about 70,000 starlings. The low slit in the clouds allowed the setting sun to cast...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_4055

Starling Trail

You never know what you are going to get when you visit Ham Wall to watch the starlings return to their roost.  Sometimes you get wonderful patterns, or a chasing marsh harrier.  Today we...

Starlings at Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_2466

Starling Trail

The landscape of the Avalon Marshes is where a million starlings choose to spend their winter nights.  The marshes provide them some relative warmth and safety.  For us this provides an amazing spectacle to...

Tealham Floods

Recent storms and heavy rain have raised the level of water across the moors of Somerset.  Some parts such as Tealham Moor now look like inland seas. When the water is lapping the edges...

Hawthorn and Mist - From Deerleap, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1763

Mendip Mist

We know autumn brings golden colours, but don’t forget it also brings us the soft white colours of mist.  To make the most of the mist you can either drop down into the valley...

The Somerset Poppies - Bishops Palace, Wells.

The Somerset Poppies

Red poppies created by thousands of local children.  First planted in 2018 to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.  Since then the poppies have returned each year to chosen corners...

Toadstools at Beacon Hill Wood - Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID JB_9968

Mendip Gold

Autumn can come and go in a heartbeat.  For me this was one of those years.  A late start followed by a series of storms that removed many of the leaves.  Combine this with...

Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) - Westhay Moor, Somerset Levels, UK. ID MG_0453

Stonechat

After my last post about hornets, it was time to recover with pictures of something much friendlier and that does not sting.  So this is a rare bird post for me. I saw these...

Hornet (Vespa crabro) - Westhay Moor, Somerset Levels, UK. ID MG_0223

Westhay Hornets

The other day I was at Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels when I came across a small group of very large hornets.  After spending several scary minutes trying to photograph I had to...

North Drain

Despite its awful name the North Drain is a beautiful waterway that slowly flows through a series of amazing moors in the wide open flat valley of the River Brue on the Somerset Levels....