Sunday, 18 November 2012

Starling Roost - Willington GP

Paid another visit to the Starling roost at Willington Gravel Pits yesterday and the numbers were better with the full flock remaining in the air together until they all finally dropped into the reeds together. There was also the bonus of a couple of Sparrowhawks hunting the flock which created some brilliant movement and shapes. The only let down was the cloudy sky which didn't relent until the end of the show.

The numbers were good, reaching c5000, which meant I had to switch to the wide angle set up to get them all in the frame.

Sparrowhawk below the flock

Sparrowhawk below the flock

The cloud relents a little allowing a little colour into the sky