Posted by: mynaturaldiary | November 4, 2018

Soup & Starlings 2018#1

Soup and Starlings time again at the  RSPB reserve at Saltholme . They begin to gather singly.

Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Then in small groups.

And finally, the start of the murmuration show.

The birds twist and turn in small groups of a hundred or so the land in the reed beds for the night.

They do this to escape the circling predators. Tonight it was a Marsh Harrier hunting over the reeds.

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

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