Home to roost for the night

Posted by Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 12 November 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The final one in this short series, hope people have enjoyed it.
Last week I visited the National Nature Reserve at Shapwick Heath here on the Somerset levels. We are lucky that every year in the winter months thousands and sometimes millions of Starlings come here to roost at night in the reed-beds. It's an incredible sight and sound to watch and hear them fly over, sometimes in fantastic formations swooping around almost like massive shoals of fish in the sea, other times almost turning the sky black because of the sheer numbers. The tragic thing is this event is becoming smaller every year as Starlings have recently been placed on the global red list of endangered species.


Unfortunately I don't seem to have as much time as I would like at the present to get on AM3, but I am putting shots on from time to time and will try to visit others when I can.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Never ceases to amaze . .

12 Nov 2015 7:00am

jean pierre a from France

belle serie! amitiés

12 Nov 2015 9:48am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle cette photo

12 Nov 2015 10:50am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow ! What a fantastic shape here !!!

12 Nov 2015 1:45pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A top notch series Doug. Something that was commonplace in the countryside now much rarer and well documented by you

12 Nov 2015 1:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous as always. A captivating series

12 Nov 2015 6:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !!!

12 Nov 2015 8:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just beautiful Doug. A wonderful capture of the birds in flight. It must have been a spectacular sight!

13 Nov 2015 3:13am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful horizon

13 Nov 2015 7:46am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

well done indeed

13 Nov 2015 9:12am

Marcel Peltier from Wallonie picarde, Belgium

well done...

13 Nov 2015 10:12am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Nov 2015 2:58pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A perfect formation. 5*****

15 Nov 2015 7:44pm

k@ from Paris, France

Impressive !

16 Nov 2015 8:24pm

BiLL from Carrickfergus, United Kingdom

Captured at the right moment :)

19 Nov 2015 1:51pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Impressive multitude !

20 Nov 2015 10:57am


Canon EOS 60D
1/100 second
ISO 800
73 mm

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