Saturday, 21 January 2012

Murmurations


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. 

3 comments:

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

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  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. theselfhelpgroup@gmail.com

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

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