Friday, 16 December 2011

More Murmurations!

Typical sighting: Starlings stream across a road.

Starlings explode straight towards the camera.

I have been seeing even more starlings as we get nearer to Christmas, though I still haven't had a chance to visit a roost site to see the winter murmurations ( a must watch winter wildlife spectacle!).
 They seem most active just as the sky starts to darken, depressingly that seems to be around 3:30 - 4:00 these days :(. It does mean photographing them is hard, fast movement and poor lighting don't go well together, but I'm hopeful that we'll get at least a few clear winter days when I can head up to Bodmin with the camera and hopefully get some good shots. The male's are particularly impressive at the moment in their glossy black, buff-tip winter plumage. 

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