Sunday, 20 February 2011

a tree full of starlings

It's common to see a sky full of starlings at dusk throughout the winter months, as they journey to their roosting habitat at nearby Marazion Marshes. They often linger in a tree here and there, or on a rooftop. Several winters ago I had the pleasure of them in my garden, a fleeting visit that turned the sky black.

I like to linger too, and watch them as they fly away. They make a beautiful silhouette against the fading sky.

6 comments:

Dragonfly said...

I *love* these photos.

Gina said...

Beautiful photographs. I would love to be able to turn the first one into a papercut but think it might be a little too fiddly!

Karen said...

What beautiful photographs. You have brought back memories for me; as a child I spent a few years in Norfolk. Huge flocks of starlings were a common sight there in the evening. It is fascinating the way they whirl around in the sky like black storm clouds.

Dartford Warbler said...

Your photographs capture the busyness, the coming -and-going of starlings. We have just a few on the bird table each day, but my son in Cornwall is seeing thousands of them as he drives around the countryside.

Pipany said...

We have a flock or murmuration (love that) of starlings that swoop into our oak tree every year and spend a few weeks chattering their heads off in vast numbers several times a day. I love it and it often brings me to the window to see them. Hope you are well lovely xx

Petit Filoux said...

How beautiful!