The wetland at Ham Wall is teeming with wildlife, including rare species like otters and water voles to birds such as kingfishers and bitterns. The stunning views across the marshes and reed beds can be enjoyed by following the secluded footpaths.
Starling murmurations, which take place between November and February, are an amazing spectacle and can be witnessed at the Avalon Marshes, considered to be one of the best places in the UK to watch them. Hundred of thousands of starlings come to the reed beds to roost overnight in the winter months. The murmurations start about an hour before sunset, and the starlings leave again, en masse, in the early morning, perhaps at about 7.30am. It is worth taking a torch, and be sure to wrap up well against the cold winter evening or early morning.
Address : RSPB Ham Wall, Meare, Ashcott, Glastonbury BA6 9SX
To plan your visit to Ham Wall and find out more, please visit the RSPB website here