Posted by: mynaturaldiary | November 2, 2010

Soup and starlings

On the RSPB reserve at Saltholme this time of year, Soup and starlings events are held, where with a cup of soup, and a bun, you get to see the starlings fly in to roost in clusters.

They didn’t get to form a murmuration, but came in constant streams of small groups of 100 or so.

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Their failure to congregate was probably due to this predator, circling high in the skies above the reed beds.

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

It appeared to be trailing a leg, with a claw visible.


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