Starling Trail

A visit to Shapwick Heath on the Starling Trail.  As expected I arrived too early and took some pictures around the and reserve.

Swan Flypast

Swan Flypast

The Moon

First a  flew birds arrived passing in front of the moon.  Then a million more arrived!

Starling Moon

Starling Moon

Starling Moon

Starling Moon

A million heartbeats overhead

A million heartbeats overhead

The Scrape

The birds descended at the Scrape on Shapwick Heath.

Wave Descends

Wave Descends

Wave Descends

Wave Descends

Starlings at the Scrape

Starlings at the Scrape

The Next Day

The next day started less well.  A few birds arrived snaking towards the woods.  The birds then disappeared to the far end of Shapwick Heath.

Snaking to the Scrape

Snaking to the Scrape

Just as we were giving up I noticed a huge flock of birds was moving this way.  All the birds that had descended in the far end of the reserve had lifted and were flying on mass back to the scrape.  They slowly circled the reserve as we called back people about the leave.  They put on one the best displays we had seen.

Starlings at the Scrape

Starlings at the Scrape

Starlings Descend

Starlings Descend

Starlings

Starlings

Update:  I did not know at the time but this was to be my last visit to the Starlings this season.

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