I really do not have much time at all to write, but today Maria and I have both witnessed one of the most amazing experiences with starlings which I thought I would share. As much of the UK is being battered by some of the worst storms in years, and while we too had heavy rain this morning, just at dusk the clouds cleared and with hardly any wind, conditions were pretty much perfect to watch the starlings.
I will write a longer report soon, especially as in our new location we were right under the starlings and this gave us a very different perspective on the complex patterns of flocking, as opposed to watching them from an elevated or more distant perspective.
I recorded again quite a bit of video, and once I have organised it, I will write a slightly longer report. But what a blessing to be in this exact location, with this break in the weather, under a canopy of starlings.
I have now posted some more photos from this afternoon in this article: