Starling Trail

Rainbow over the Cathedral - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2645

Rainbow over the Cathedral – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2645

I was recently driving passed Wells on the bypass near Morrisons when a large flock of starlings flew overhead.  They were on their way to the roost at RSPB Ham Walls.

I have seen starlings in the trees around Palace Farm before so I assumed they had gathered there before flying off to the roost.

So today I headed to the farm to see what was happening.

Starling Murmuration - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2730

Starling Murmuration – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2730

It turned out the starlings were not in the trees.  Within minutes of reaching the farm, a flock appeared from the direction of the cathedral and flew over the farm.  Luckily my camera was already in starling mode and so I grabbed a few pictures before they disappeared.

Starling Murmuration - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2687

Starling Murmuration – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2687

There was also a flock of fieldfares circling around the farm.  A nice bonus.

Fieldfares at Palace Farm - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2805

Fieldfares at Palace Farm – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2805

And finally…

I really wanted to catch the birds flying over the cathedral.  After a long wait some small flocks appeared.

Starling Murmuration - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2891

Starling Murmuration – Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_2891

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Your email address will not be published.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.