What follows are photographs from 3 consecutive evenings at our local Starling murmuration. What seems to happen is that the Starlings stay longer flying into shapes on very still evenings. When it is a little windier they disappear into the reedbed more quickly. For photography purposes cloud-free conditions are the best.
On Friday morning Jane wasn't able to take photographs, so she made the most of the Starling murmuration in the evening instead.
Large flock (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Distant Flock (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
The beginning (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Starting to bunch (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
A Mitten (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
A Tighter Flock (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
The Sunset (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
On Saturday the murmuration started 10 minutes later, and art almost looked as nothing was going to happen. However, Friday morning's Pat arrived, and then simultaneously so too did the Starlings!
The whale collapsing
I don't have any details of the timing of the flock on Sunday, So I'm simply including the pictures.
Speech Bubble (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Finger (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Missile (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Swirl (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Tadpole (c) 2017 Jane Robinson
Although the local Starling roost seems impressive this year, it still pales in comparison with the events of three years ago at Alkborough Flats. The sunset was more beautiful, and the shapes were more epic. You may see the full post Here
Squiggles from the cloud