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Snowdrops - Blackford, South Somerset, UK. ID JB_7402

Blackford Snowdrops

Blackford First, just so there is no confusion… of the three villages called Blackford in Somerset, this is the one in South Somerset.  In the grounds of the beautiful Church of St Michael the...

Kingfisher - Bishops Palace, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_3748

Bishop’s Kingfisher

Bishop’s Palace The kingfisher that lives in the moat at the Bishop’s Palace may be the most famous kingfisher in Somerset.  This is a beautiful location and is worth a visit even without this...

Sunset over Glastonbury Tor - From above Dungeon Farm, Nr Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6834

Glastonbury Tor Sunset

Tor Silhouette In Somerset there is a location between Wells and Shepton Mallet which is special.  Special because at this time of year the sun sets directly behind Glastonbury Tor. Of course there are...

Mute Swans - Westhay Moor, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_1051

Swan Field

Across Westhay Moor on the Somerset Levels are a series of flat fields.  Each field seems to have been assigned its own type of bird.  One field for the cattle egrets, one for the...

Pollarded Willows at Dawn - Westhay Moor, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6462

Willow Line

Pollarded Willows Before dawn and the sun glows from behind Glastonbury Tor. After a long cold wait the sun finally appears. At last some more warmth. And finally… A large flock of starlings from...

Pied Wagtail - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_8736

The Floods from Glastonbury Tor

I’m a bit jealous of all those people posting beautiful drone images on social media.  I would love to get a drone, but I find their noise really annoying. This is probably because they...

Glossy Ibis - Westhay Moor, Somerset, UK. ID IMG_6745

Glossy Ibis

The glossy ibis was once a rare vagrant to the UK but recently it is appearing more and more.  Here in the Somerset Levels we are particularly blessed. One I had just cycled through...

Flooding at Splotts Moor - Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5917

Hart Lake

With all the recent flooding I visited Splotts Moor between Glastonbury and Wells in Somerset.   I pulled up near Hartlake Bridge, so to me the flooding could have restored the original Hart Lake....

Flooding across the Axe Valley - From Lynchcombe, Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5551

Lynchcombe Steps

Lynchcombe nature reserve is high up on the south face of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  It was wide open views across the Somerset Levels.  So it seemed like the perfect place to see...

Flooded Meare Pool - Meare, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5342

Meare Pool

In medieval times Meare Pool was a large fishery pool.  But in the 18th century it was drained and today it no longer exists.  But with all the rain recently we have the chance...