Today’s starling watch was a game of two halves – the first looking south with a deep red sunset, the second looking north with wonderful patterns.
The starlings arrive and fill the sky above a glorious sunset.
I did not expect such a good sky as it had been cloudy all day.
Soon the starlings were pouring overhead, but not stopping.
Some groups did not know which direction they wanted to go.
No birds in the picture but what a sunset!
The starlings had been flying by and had dropped into the reeds north of the first viewing platform. They did not roost there, instead they lifted and flew back to the Waltons Heath. On meeting the new birds arriving they put on a brilliant display.
In all this twirling about, some birds dropped down into Waltons Heath while the rest set off to the Loxtons.
From the Tor View hide the birds drop down into Waltons West.
Then as they have done so many times in the past they eventually lifted back out of the reeds and looped over the footpath into Waltons East.