Shapeshifters

Amazing bird photography by a Welsh blogger, Aberystwyth.

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My final ‘starling watch’ of the season looked like it was going to be a rather underwhelming one despite an almost perfect golden sunset. Numbers were still impressive but certainly down from the previous weeks and the starlings flew unhurriedly, swirling slowly around the pier until they began to drop from the sky into the roost beneath after just a few minutes. As the sky cleared that looked to be the end of the night’s spectacle, or rather lack of…

With the starlings already settling down on the pier railings, I too thought about heading for home. That was until quite suddenly and without warning, the flock’s behaviour changed and the starlings burst into the air in an ominous black cloud.

This reaction could only mean one thing, a predator in their midst! It took a little searching but eventually I spotted the unmistakable silhouette of a bird of prey…

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