Tagged: Avalon Marshes

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR54186-2

Starling Trail

The starlings return to their roost site at RSPB Ham on the Somerset Levels. The number of birds is still pretty low but enough to get excited about. The starlings drop into the reed...

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID BR54058

Starling Trail

Back at the starling roost at RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset Levels. The first group of starlings for this evening arrive in a glorious sunset.  Not a cloud in the sky, just some...

Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum) on Hogweed - Westhay, Somerset, UK. ID BR56841

Westhay Moor

Back in late September I visited the showcase Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve of Westhay Moor. Welcome to Westhay Moor It has been a long time since I properly visited this reserve.  Back in the...

Starling Murmuration - Shapwick Heath, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_2336E

Starling Trail

I took half day’s leave from work so I could head across to Shapwick Heath to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost. The birds had moved from Ham Wall a week before....

Starlings cross the sky - Shapwick Heath, UK. ID DSC_3017

Starling Trail

Starling Roost It’s a new year and the starlings have recently moved from RSPB Ham Wall to a new site in the Roughet at the far end of Natural England’s Shapwick Heath. Its been a...

Starlings at Stileway Farm - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID 824_4523

Starling Trail

Avalon Hide After the Christmas break it was time to return to RSPB Ham Wall to catch the starlings returning to their overnight roost.  The last few days had been dark and grey, and...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_9890

Starling Trail

Christmas Time The build up to Christmas at Ham Wall and the starlings are still roosting in Waltons Heath.  Before the birds arrived the reeds glowed in the last golden light of the evening....

Starling Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset UK. ID JB1_9138

Starling Trail

Hall Wall Another beautiful sky at RSPB Ham Wall.  I think sometimes I like the skies more than the starlings – probably not.  Today the sky did not have the deep red colours of...

Flying Home - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_8049

Starling Trail

Another sky full of starlings at RSPB Ham Wall on the Somerset levels. Today I was not sure where to go and watch, so I settled on the Tor View hide.  So many times...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB1_7824

Starling Trail

Starlings at Ham Wall Recently the starlings have going to the west and east sides of Waltons Heath (by the new viewing platform) and also across into Loxtons Marsh (further down the reserve).  This...