*Please note that the starlings have now moved on from RSPB Ham Wall and so the murmuration season is over for another year. We'd like to thank everyone for their understanding during these difficult times and to all those who played their part this season in keeping RSPB Ham Wall safe for our visitors, staff, volunteers and the wildlife that calls the reserve home.
RSPB Ham Wall remains open for essential, local daily exercise and has a host of species to spot from your daily walk including booming bitterns, sky dancing marsh harriers and feeding great white egrets. To find out more about the wildlife here at RSPB Ham Wall, click here, and for the latest coronavirus safety information please visit our dedicated page here.*
As you may know, starling season is our busiest time of year for visitors at RSPB Ham Wall and across the Avalon Marshes from October through to March. It is with great sadness that this year we are asking our visitors to try and visit an alternative local roost instead where possible, and to think carefully before travelling to our site due to the difficulties created by Covid 19 and the need for social distancing.
Please visit starlingsintheuk.co.uk to find out where your local alternative roost is to visit - we’d hate for you to be disappointed on arrival here at RSPB Ham Wall. If you’re travelling from further afield, there is also a great range of our other reserves that host starling murmurations that are worthwhile visiting instead, including:
We understand that a visit to the Avalon Marshes starling roost is an annual tradition for many and naturally people will be disappointed that the experience will not be the same this year. However, it is necessary that we ask people to consider everyone’s safety before visiting, including our own staff and volunteers as well as other site visitors. We hope that you are able to find an alternative roost to visit that you can enjoy safely, and the Avalon Marshes starlings will be here to greet you once it is safe for large groups to gather again.
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