Yesterday afternoon I picked up Bun from Seaton and we went to the Somerset Levels in the hope of seeing the magnificent Starling roost. First we went to Westhay Heath to dip the Firecrests, which we did very successfully. Then after phoning the RSPB Starling Hotline, we moved on to Shapwick Heath. This was where the Starlings had roosted the night before but on this night they didn't. A few large flocks flew over and that was that. They roosted somewhere to the north, probably Westhay, where we had come from earlier! I'd really love to see this spectacle but its quite a long way to drive to have a one in three chance of getting the right location. This was the second time we've failed to see them. We decided we will probably give it one more go this year. While we waited for the Starlings we amused ourselves taking a few photos of the fabulous sunset.
And a couple of photos from this morning's walk. I quite like the softness of these back-lit shots.