Category Archives: Counties

Today I went back to RSPB wildlife reserve at Ham Wall.  Yesterday was a great day, but I felt I had got there a little late to properly see the starlings.  Added to this, I wanted another chance to get some frosty photos. Another 5:30am start was definitely not the part of the morning that […]

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Today has been a wonderful day, I haven’t been this excited about taking photos at a nice location probably since New Zealand. Yesterday I overheard someone at my Pilates class talking about watching starling birds swarming over the Somerset Levels.  When they swarm and move around in patterns, it is called murmuration.  Intrigued by this, […]

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Today, Christmas Day, I thought I would visit the spot in Holford on the Quantock Hills of Somerset, where I scattered the ashes of my mother a few years ago.  It was a chance to get some fresh air and enjoy nature.  Being Christmas Day, I didn’t see many people.  Unrushed as I was, I took […]

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Last Sunday was the Lowland Games which takes place in a field in Thorney on the levels of Somerset.  I was one of the official photographers at the event and witnessed everything from fancy dress raft racing to terrier racing, ferret racing, wife carrying (through mud and sawdust!), the ‘Chunder Challenge,’ and mud wrestling.  All […]

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Every year Ottery St Mary goes a bit crazy on the 5th November.  Locals to the town race through the streets with burning tar barrels on their backs.  It’s something that has been going on for generations, for hundreds of years.  There are conflicting historical roots to the event.  Some say it pre-dates Guy Fawkes, […]

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