Saturday, 21 January 2012


No, not about any rumours that might be going around, a murmuration is - apparently - the collective name for starlings.  They can also been known as a filth, though you can see that this might be less flattering to them. 

So I took my camera last week to get some shots of them over the reed beds here on the Somerset Levels and though I had less hits than misses, I was lucky with the colour of the sky with the setting sun and am quite pleased with one or two.  The mild winter has meant that only a million and a half are nesting at Shapwick this year, compared with the six and a half that were holidaying with us last year but they were still a brilliant sight. 


  1. WOW! Amazing. Well done - lovely colour skies too.

  2. Lovely images, is there any chance you'd let me use the bottom one for use in a cd booklet? I'm releasing a low budget album and this is one of the best images of a murmuration I've found so far. If you could let me know. Thanks.

  3. Yes, Anon, happily. Would you like me to email you the larger file via email? Please can I get a CD in return?