This has been a week of wonderful sunsets at Ham Wall. I’ve been down to watch the starling murmurations several times and each time the sky has been just as much a star as the birds.
A group of seagulls fly home ahead of the starlings. Often, seagulls and lapwings are seen flying passed just before the starlings arrive.
The number of birds is still relatively low but by roosting in the centre of Loxtons Marsh it is easy to get in close and have a great evening.
The sun had only just disappeared when the first groups of starlings appeared.
It was not long before the flocks were huge.
It got darker and darker but still the birds were flying back to the reserve.
In the darkness the last few birds drop down into the reedbed for the night.