SOMEHOW I managed to wangle another night watching the starlings with my beloved; I know - I must have done something good in a past life)! We had been to Burnham-on-sea, as we had a yearning to see beach and sea - which we did, and this was on the route back - well sort of!
Burnham has a huge sandy (and muddy) expansive beach, which was being enjoyed by lots of people with their lively dogs:
On the Levels
the evening was again perfectly still, clear and cold, but the starlings
behaved quite differently from yesterday, in that the gathered into one large group
before us, rather than spreading out.
As usual, though, they did chatter
and fidget once down, moving en masse to a new spot after a while. We left them as
the light faded. If you get a chance to go do, as its really worth the effort.
I counted the birds and came to the conclusion that there were lots...