Starling Roost

Dropped in late afternoon to Watermead Country Park North to see if there was any sign of the Bittern that was reported last night. I bumped into Jim Graham who had been there for a few hours with no luck.

As the light faded plenty of Woodpigeon were roosting in nearby trees and large numbers of corvids were passing over to roost at Birstall… and then it happened the magic that was the Starling roost. Jim and I stood mesmerised as the Starling twisted turned and threw shapes in the air. Backwards and forwards across the reedbed the Starling flashed before vanishing into the reeds. Spectacle over!

Happy New Year.


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