Starling Trail

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID BR57920

Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID BR57920

Back again to RSPB Ham Wall to catch the starlings returning to their nightly roost.  Thankfully the weather was a lot better to day – although it did rain a bit!

Rain over the Glastonbury Tor - From Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID BR58032

Rain over the Glastonbury Tor – From Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID BR58032

After yesterday I was not going to risk sitting in the hide so I waited along the path hoping the birds would land nearby.  I took a box to stand on so I could see over the reeds.

This new location was a good choice with birds flying all around me.

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58155

Starlings – Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58155

The starlings were densely packed in the air above the reed bed.

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58189

Starlings – Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58189

With showers overhead two hundred thousand birds argue over the best spots in the reeds.

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58228

Starlings – Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58228

A lot of noise from beaks and wings, an amazing sight as always.

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58221

Starlings – Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR58221

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