Tagged: Ham Wall

Roe deer in Bluebells - Longwood, Somerset, UK. ID JBB_0464

Get ready for May

Spring reaches its peak in May.  This month, flowers of all colours spread across the woodland, grasslands and countryside.  Insects emerge from mayflies, dragonflies and butterflies.  Friendly rabbits nibble at the grass.  Lambs dash...

Oilseed Rape - Nr Ilchester, Somerset, UK. ID JB_4513

Brassica

Bit by bit Somerset seems to be going slightly more yellow.  I’m not talking buttercups, cowslips or even primroses – but brassica plants. Confusing Brassica Brassica is a genus of plants in the cabbage...

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...

Rainbow - Wells, Somerset, UK. ID 800_0058

Somerset Rainbows

Recently we have had day after day of dull wet weather.  We have also had starlings that cannot make their minds up on where to roost.  So I was inspired by the recent rainbow...

Starling Murmurations from Stileway - Nr Meare, Somerset, UK. ID JB_1066

Starling Trial

As we all know you watch a sunset the sky brightens as the sun sits just above the horizon.  The as the sun drops the colours fade.  Only to find 10 to 20 minutes...

Robin and Avalon Hide - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID IMG_9242

Little and Large of Ham Wall

Waiting for the starlings to arrive at RSPB Ham Wall is a great time to search out those small and large birds that are already about. Here are some of my favourite bird pictures...

Grey Heron at Sunset - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_8948

Starling Trail

Another evening down at RSPB Ham Wall to watch the starlings return to their over night roost amongst the reeds. I find waiting for the starlings to arrive really exciting.  Not just the anticipation...

Starling Dawn - Walton Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_8807

Starling Trail

I do not normally post video, put the starlings at RSPB Ham Wall in Somerset this morning were so stunning that I had to share. Before playing the video here are some things to...

Starling Murmuration - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_7922

Starling Trail

As it approached the end of November the starling numbers at RSPB Ham Wall continued to increase.  Each day the flock is getting a little bit bigger.  Today we were expected them to roost...

Starling Dawn - Ham Wall, Somerset Levels, UK. ID JB_6651

Starling Trail

Winter Morning at Ham Wall The last weekend in November and another trip down to Ham Wall.   This time for a morning, a very cold morning. Winter telling us it had arrived with...