Firecrest and a starling murmuration 4-3-2014

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Firecrest and a starling murmuration 4-3-2014

Postby Sickbag_andy » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:01 pm

I spent a day birding in suffolk on Tuesday, firstly at Bawdsey looking for firecrests (Britain's smallest bird) and soon found one and managed a couple of reasonable pics, here's one of it:
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then after a hunt for short eared owls (which we saw but they were too far off for a reasonable photo) we spent the afternoon at RSPB Minsmere which culminated in a starling murmuration with about 40000 birds coming in to roost in the reed beds. They circled for about 1/2 hour gradually getting into a more and more compact flock before dropping into the reeds - quite a spectacular sight, here's 3 pics of them flocking together...

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Re: Firecrest and a starling murmuration 4-3-2014

Postby Aceyone » Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:44 am

Wow,great pics,Iv'e never seen a Firecrest !
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Re: Firecrest and a starling murmuration 4-3-2014

Postby Sooty655 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:17 pm

The massive flock of starlings that lived under Aberystwyth pier were famous for their evening murmurations, but I'm not sure if they are still there after the winter storms. :(
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Re: Firecrest and a starling murmuration 4-3-2014

Postby Mayfly » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:50 pm

I had never seen a murmuration until last year but apparently they were starlings that had stopped off on their way north. It was only a small flock but still great to watch.
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Re: Firecrest and a starling murmuration 4-3-2014

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:34 pm

Very good photographs of the murmuration :ymapplause:.
Never seen one :( :(.
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