Starling Trail

Starlings at Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0709

Starlings at Dawn – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0709

Bonus trip to RSPB Ham Wall during a brief break in days of poor weather.  This time trying out another new location.  Watching from the bench in the south west corner of Waltons Heath.  This spot has the obvious benefit of a nice place to sit and wait for events to unfold.  So with the camera on a tripod it was time to lean back and enjoy the early morning cold and frequent showers.

Starlings at Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0718

Starlings at Dawn – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0718

I was hoping for some red dawn colours behind Glastonbury Tor – sadly that never happened.

Starlings at Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0948

Starlings at Dawn – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0948

The birds lift out of the reeds in a series of waves.  Heading south they fly over the open water, to be ignored by the swans that have seen this many times before.

Starlings at Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0965

Starlings at Dawn – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_0965

And finally…

After the starlings had flown the clouds started to break letting in some golden colours.

Marsh Harrier at Sunrise - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1083

Marsh Harrier at Sunrise – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1083

Lovely!

Sunrise at Ham Wall - Avalon Marshes, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1051

Sunrise at Ham Wall – Avalon Marshes, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1051

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.