Starling Trail

Christmas Lights - Meare, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8684

Christmas Lights – Meare, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8684

Those that visit RSPB Ham Wall will have seen this wonderful Christmas display in Meare.  I love the line of toilets, and when the lights were added I had to finally take a picture.

I was sure if I was in the best place to photograph the returning starlings, but I was happy to watch a beautiful evening sky develop.

Great Crested Grebe - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7183

Great Crested Grebe – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7183

The birds arrived in huge numbers but they were hard to spot against the dark clouds.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7488

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7488

They descended into the reeds at Waltons Heath not far from the Tor View hide.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7962

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_7962

A beautiful evening.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8260

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8260

And finally…

As it got very dark the starlings started to stream over the hide.

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8675

Starling Murmuration – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_8675

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