Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Spectacular Starlings!

I follow the blog of  'Birds of Poole Harbour' and also follow their twitter account, they have been reporting a large number of starlings murmurating at Studland this winter recently, so today we went to Shell Bay car park at Studland, it is the car park near the ferry.  We were not disappointed, the starlings were spectacular We stood in the car park and watched them flying over our heads with the sound of their wings beating together, it was an amazing experience.  The starlings are roosting in the reed bed next to the car park giving us a very close encounter.   There has always been a small flock murmurating each winter at Studland but this winter is different, the flock is large, several thousands.  This is my first set of pictures of 2017 :)