Somerset Levels & Moors
This RSPB nature reserve froms part of the wonderful Avalon Marshes. Famous for its Bitterns, Great White Egrets and of course a few million Starlings. Most of these pictures were taken on frozen winter mornings waiting for the Starlings to rise, or at sunset waiting for the Starlings to arrive.
Meare sits in the centre of the reserves of the Somerset Levels. The fields around Meare provide large skies, large flocks of Lapwings and enormous swarms of Starlings.
Shapwick Heath sits in the centre of the Avalon Marshes. Great to visit in the summer for dragonflies and butterflies, including White Admirals. This reserve also provides a roost for millions of Starlings.
The Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve at Westhay is an interesting habitat of reed beds and water channels, providing the perfect home for many wetland species.
Rest of the Levels
Somerset was the land of the 'summer people', as much of the land was too wet to use in winter. Today the flat lands of the Somerset Levels provide a unique landscape divided into a patchwork of small fields by ditches and rivers.