Saturday, 5 December 2015

Ham Wall Starlings

IT was a bit risky to expect much on a windy and overcast day like today, but the thousands of starlings were still quite spectacular.  I arrived late too, so was lucky to see them wheeling around the sky.  The flock has amassed on a line of willows, then rose up to settle down into the reeds for the night.

A buzzard, and maybe a smaller bird of prey, did spook the starlings for a few moments, but the breezy evening kept the birds low when I was there.

The numbers peak in the new year, but there was still a huge flock tonight and the sounds of the murmuration was as loud as ever - worth the trip.



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