The starling murmeration on the Somerset levels, fortunately they continue to do this despite the floods. This is a series of images I captured one evening. They gather in huge numbers, sometimes exceeding a million before they roost for the night in the reedbeds. The noise as the murmeration grows bigger is incredible, then something seems to trigger them and they fly off with an incredible noise of flapping wings in beautiful twisting and curving formations, sometimes to rest on the fields turning the grass almost black or to weigh down the branches on another tree until they're joined by even more. The only down side to watching this amazing natural event is, I usually have to wash my car hat and coat !!!
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Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.
Canon EOS 60D