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Teal - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9876

Teal – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9876

Another mild but grey day today.  What better than to sit in a hide, with a cold, and watch lots of ducks.  That is until some starlings start to arrive.

Starling Murmurations

RSPB Ham Wall the perfect location to watch thousands of starlings fill the sky.  Simply zoom your camera lens wide open and point the camera vertically upwards.

Starling Sky - Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9925

Starling Sky – Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9925

Thousands of birds descend into the reedbed.

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0031

Starling Murmuration – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0031

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0260

Starling Murmuration – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0260

The tufted ducks watch for a while but they have seen it all before.

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0059

Starling Murmuration – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0059

The starlings fill up the reeds.

Starling Roost - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0359

Starling Roost – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0359

Turning them black and flat.

Starling Roost - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0404

Starling Roost – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_0404

After a few huge flocks many more line up heading for the reeds.

Starling Murmuration - Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9971

Starling Murmuration – Waltons Heath, Ham Wall, Somerset, UK. ID 827_9971

It takes a long time for the chaos to settle down.  The starlings fly around and around spreading out across the reserve.

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