Monday, 17 October 2011

Marshland Habitats (2): Roost at Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK

The twilight roost begins as different species gather in flocks ...

... and daylight fades. 

Starlings gather on the roof at Snape Maltings ...

... taking to the skies ...

... in an ever-changing swarm ...

... until all is still once more. 

3 comments:

Mary said...

I didn't know you had moved! Will look forward to new photos from you. These are interesting. I love watching large swarms of birds. It's like a ballet or something the way they all fly in perfect harmony and turn at the same time. That last shot is very beautiful.

Jeremy said...

Some lovely shots of the murmurations of Starlings. I see you have deserted us in Wales, but I will look forward to your future post from Merrye Olde England! Good luck.

Andrea said...

Wow Caroline, that's a lot of birds, that i haven't seen yet! Even in the migration convergence zone here which is also a tourist attraction, they are not that plenty. I love the word "murmuration", which i think we don't use. I will search for its meaning because i took it to mean as expanded murmur, hahaha! Thanks for your kind words in my post. I will post more colors and butterflies next time for those of you in the winter climes.