Millions of starlings in Somerset
If you're visiting Somerset during the winter, the starlings in the Avalon Marshes are a sight not to be missed.
Plus, right here at Old Oaks Caravan Touring Park & Campsite, we're also lucky enough to witness our own spectacular displays of starlings during the winter months.
The starlings are the Avalon Marshes biggest attraction for birdwatchers and arrive early autumn and stay through to February. Several million starlings fill the sky as they arrive to roost among the reeds each afternoon before dusk.
The roost occurs around dusk each day, but may be a little earlier if the weather is poor. It is advisable to arrive at least an hour before dusk to allow plenty of time to locate the site the birds are using and get a suitable vantage point. More information can be found on the Avalon Marshes website.
How to get there
Westhay Moor NNR (ST 456 437) is north of Westhay village. The car park is just off the road to Godney, at the junction with Daggs Lane Drove.
Service 668 (Street to Lower Langford) runs from Monday to Saturday and stops in Westhay village).
A National Cycle Network route runs along a disused railway line, just south of Westhay village. Bicycles can be left in the rack near the car park.
Advice, maps and parking information can be found here.