Tagged: Dawn

Starlings at Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1269

Starling Trail

I have not been able to visit RSPB Ham Wall in the evenings recently so instead I have tried to make the most of the mornings.  The weather has not been very great, with...

Starlings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5503

Somerset Year 2022

As is often the case my photograph year started with a sunrise at RSPB Ham Wall. Ham Wall Visits to RSPB Ham Wall to watch the starling murmurations tops and tails each year.  This...

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

Starling Trail

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....

Fox - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_6764

Starling Trail

The starlings at RSPB Ham Wall become restless.  Through the noise of a hundred thousand starlings a group of egrets make a quick get away. Just in time, moments later the huge flock of...

Mendip Hospital Chapel - South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4272H

South Horrington Chapel

Before sunrise I was standing in a very cold field above the chapel of the former Mendip Hospital just outside the tiny Somerset city of Wells. The hospital generates it own mist. The steeple...

Starlings and Lapwings - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5161

Starling Trail

Another week at RSPB Ham Wall watching the famous starling murmurations.  Due to my day job I visited mainly during the mornings, in fact I got to the reserve too early.  So I passed...

Waiting for sunrise - Uphill nature reserve, North Somerset, UK. ID JB_6667

Uphill Again

I folllowed by feet back up the hill at Uphill.  As is often the case I there early.  Early enough to capture the stars in the night sky above the old church.  It has...

Lewis Drove Sluice - Godney Moor, Nr Bleadney, Somerset, UK. ID JB_5428H

Lewis Drove Sluice

Sluice gates are a common sight across the Somerset Levels.  But with no posts on this blog about these important structures I decided it was time to put this right.  I planned a visit...

Dawn at Autumn Equinox - Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3586

Autumn Equinox

This year I decided to re-interpret the date of equinox.  Officially, the precise moment of the equinox at Glastonbury is Friday, 23 September 2022, 02:03 BST.   Obviously, if it occurs in the middle of...

Early summer morning at Blackmoor - Mendip Hills, Somerset, UK. ID JB_3311H

Blackmoor

Blackmoor Blackmoor is part of the prehistoric lead mining area of the Mendip Hills in Somerset.  Like neighbouring Ubley Warren it is covered in gruffy ground – a landscape of hollows, lumps and dumps formed...